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by Sea word
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Boat purchase, 40’ home built
Replies: 7
Views: 1640

Re: Boat purchase, 40’ home built

Cool thanks for the input. Took another look today and while I can’t fully inspect the bottom as it’s floating, the bilge in all areas seems to be bright bare metal with not a flake or dust of white nasty anywhere I can see. I wasn’t aware that wrong rubber can cause issues! Makes sense though. Anot...
by Sea word
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Boat purchase, 40’ home built
Replies: 7
Views: 1640

Re: Boat purchase, 40’ home built

Are your concerns based mainly on salt water use or any and all? There appeared to be zero corrosion in bilge and we aren’t in salt here. The bottom is painted but I dunno, seems like good metal.
by Sea word
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Boat purchase, 40’ home built
Replies: 7
Views: 1640

Re: Boat purchase, 40’ home built

Before anyone asks, the owner of this boat passed away, and there is very little known about it. So I have no idea what it’s made out of, when it was started, or thicknesses or anything. The title says 2005 but it seems a lot older than that.
by Sea word
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Boat purchase, 40’ home built
Replies: 7
Views: 1640

Boat purchase, 40’ home built

Hey there folks, new here. I’m looking at a boat purchase, a little crazy for me. I’ve only owned one other aluminum boat, it was a marathon river racing tunnel hull. If you’re unfamiliar with what that is, I suggest a google, they are pretty wild! But, now I’m older and looking at my first proper y...
by Sea word
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Feedback needed on a chambered boat design
Replies: 6
Views: 1859

Re: Feedback needed on a chambered boat design

Glad to hear the general opinion on foam here. In wood boats it’s a death sentence, and it seems to me that it was cooked up by boat mfg to get the coast guard to require them to put it in. Why? Well, so that boats wouldn’t last forever. Gotta sell new boats right?