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by alyaz
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 12v ‘marine’ coolers?
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: 12v ‘marine’ coolers?

Will check thanks. That Novakool kit is over 1200 cdn ... yikes.
by alyaz
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: What's happening at the Wooldridge shop
Replies: 197
Views: 30190

Re: What's happening at the Wooldridge shop

Wow. Very nice!
by alyaz
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 12v ‘marine’ coolers?
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: 12v ‘marine’ coolers?

Hmmmm... hadn’t considered the solar power application to be honest, but a great idea. The cooler would only need to be on when the boat is running, so had just thought about it being a 12v application. I have since come across this: http://www.novakool.com/products/conversion_units.htm Made by the ...
by alyaz
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 12v ‘marine’ coolers?
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: 12v ‘marine’ coolers?

I hear ya, but our situation may be a little unique. We live on a small island and our boat is moored on a buoy during boating season. So everything going to the boat goes out in our tender that we pull to the water’s edge and then row out to the boat. Packing a bag of ice along with everything else...
by alyaz
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 12v ‘marine’ coolers?
Replies: 6
Views: 570

12v ‘marine’ coolers?

Hope this is the most appropriate forum to post this question in. I am hoping to integrate a 12v cooler into or under a seat in our new aluminum boat build. Has anyone any suggestions on a ‘better - best’ brand to consider? We will be on salt water and would want something that maybe is either stain...
by alyaz
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Motors: OB's, IB's, Diesel and Gas
Topic: Outboard brand question for 115hp
Replies: 6
Views: 1979

Re: Outboard brand question for 115hp

Thanks again Fisherman. So it sounds like a 115 HO would have made negligible improvement correct? I keep wondering if the savings in weight from the 115 HO over the 135 HO is worth anything. Wish a guy could try both engines out under the same conditions, but that isn’t going to happen :-)
by alyaz
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Bare aluminum gunnels?
Replies: 1
Views: 1276

Re: Bare aluminum gunnels?

Personally, I would use a rigid non absorbing gasket type material between ‘different metals’ when you mount your ‘accessories’. I bought a roll (can’t remember what it is called) of material that is thin but very tough/durable poly. I cut my own gaskets to fit between any dissimilar metals when bui...
by alyaz
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Post Manufacturer Links here
Topic: A place to post your LINKS
Replies: 15
Views: 10036

Re: A place to post your LINKS

http://www.jaspermarine.ca/portfolio/orca18-2/

Jasper has his shop near Gibsons, on the Sunshine Coast of BC, Canada. Truly an amazing builder.
by alyaz
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Motors: OB's, IB's, Diesel and Gas
Topic: It’s going to be a shock, I am sure...
Replies: 0
Views: 324

It’s going to be a shock, I am sure...

Moving from our - just sold - Ranger Tug diesel engine (30 hp) to a 115 or 135 hp outboard on our ‘being built’ aluminum boat. I am sure it is going to be eye opening in the amount of fuel/gasoline we use. However, we found that the Ranger didn’t allow us to do what we were hoping to do... like runn...
by alyaz
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Motors: OB's, IB's, Diesel and Gas
Topic: Outboard brand question for 115hp
Replies: 6
Views: 1979

Re: Outboard brand question for 115hp

Thanks Fisherman. Can I ask what size your boat is and approximate weight? I keep wondering about jumping from the 115 4 cylinder up to the 135HO six cylinder and if the weight difference and likely somewhat increased fuel usage of the six is warranted. I know we all load, and use our boats differen...
by alyaz
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Manufacturers
Topic: New boat builder for consideration...
Replies: 0
Views: 516

New boat builder for consideration...

Admin, would you consider adding this newer builder to your forum? I think he is building some amazing boats.

www.jaspermarine.ca

Thanks.
by alyaz
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Motors: OB's, IB's, Diesel and Gas
Topic: Outboard brand question for 115hp
Replies: 6
Views: 1979

Re: Outboard brand question for 115hp

While this is an older thread I would like to follow up on it further. If 'minnlud' is still around I would love to know what he ended up powering his 18' welded aluminum with. I am having an Orca - 2 center console (with 2' POD) built ( by www.jaspermarine.ca ) and have been told that 115-150 is th...
by alyaz
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Holy C_ap
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Holy C_ap

Would be nice if the 'skill testing question' for registering would change from time to time. Kept putting an 'e' in the dude's name and must have tried a dozen times to get registered....can only imagine how many people finally said the heck with it. Anyway, living on the West Coast of BC on a smal...