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by ALUMINATOR
Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Decking replacement again
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: Decking replacement again

I agree Bob. When Lester gets my pictures posted you will be able to see that I also have wood that will make the deck to hull connection maybe easier. I have to get off my busy butt and sign up to a picture storage place so I can get you guys a better look at the deck. I am starting early planing t...
by ALUMINATOR
Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Decking replacement again
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: Decking replacement again

Aluminator, A friend of mine had a stainless steel chain guard on his Duffy. We removed it to repair a windless. It was attached with 5200 purchased at West marine. We had to force oak wedges under it and cut the adhesive with a knife to remove the guard, damm tuff stuff SS to polished NON ALLOY. :...
by ALUMINATOR
Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Decking replacement again
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: Decking replacement again

That stuff looks interesting but I still need a good sub base first.

I am looking into a good adhesive to bond the decking to the aluminum supports without screws.
by ALUMINATOR
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Decking replacement again
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Decking replacement again

The repairs never seem to stop! My next project is to replace the gear with a down angle ZF 220A in order to get the flush deck I have always wanted. My setup now is with an engine box to cover the 6" of the Cummins that didn't make it under the deck. This part of my next face lift is straight forwa...
by ALUMINATOR
Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Another trailer bunk question
Replies: 17
Views: 760

Re: Another trailer bunk question

Well I went one step backward this time around. Might sound crazy but aren't a lot of boat builders crazy too?? LOL I am going to use just the wood (red oak) without carpet. I treated a few bunk sections with Corrosion X-HD and will have a look in a few weeks. My thought was that less salt water wou...
by ALUMINATOR
Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Another trailer bunk question
Replies: 17
Views: 760

Another trailer bunk question

I am finishing my trailer repairs and after reading the other comments about corrosion caused from trapped water what do you think about using some Corrosion X sprayed on the carpet?
by ALUMINATOR
Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Hull Zinc
Replies: 25
Views: 3698

Re: Hull Zinc

I have my diesel completely isolated from my hull. I even put a solenoid on the neg cable to the battery so it is only connected when I am cranking. On an outboard can't you use a plastic sleeved bolts and some more plastic at the transom to isolate it? Almost every skiff I see around here has the p...
by ALUMINATOR
Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Hull Pitting Under Trailer Bunks
Replies: 13
Views: 1478

Re: Hull Pitting Under Trailer Bunks

I spent the day yesterday replacing the bunks and noticed that even with a 5086 hull I found a lot of corrosion under my front two short bunks. The only thing I could figure out was the hull sets very tightly there and the carpet helped trap the water. No problems under the main support bunks!! Not ...
by ALUMINATOR
Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: fuel gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 191

fuel gauge

I have a 200 gal diesel fuel tank and want to install a sender and dash mounted gauge. Between a wooden dowel and my Flow Scan I have gotten by but I am feeling lazy and miss not having a real gauge. I have looked at one that uses a tube that senses the level and another that measures like a depth f...
by ALUMINATOR
Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Another to paint or not question
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Another to paint or not question

Bottom paint that is. How much speed do you think I could gain by painting the bottom? I trailer my 27x10 single diesel and like many, it spends most of it's life sitting on the trailer but this summer I am planning to bring it down to Puerto Vallarta. It will be seeing up to a week at a time sittin...
by ALUMINATOR
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: A good reason to have a metal boat
Replies: 1
Views: 416

A good reason to have a metal boat

I saw this and though all the metal boat owners might enjoy it. I do feel sad for the burning boat owner but also tip my hat to the skipper that helped save the day! This was in FLA a day or two ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRGy41MBhyg
by ALUMINATOR
Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: ALLOY CAT DESIGN
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: ALLOY CAT DESIGN

How many hours would you guys guess it would take to do the metal work on this size boat? then while we are on the subject how about a guess on the price for the boat not fitted out??

It sure is a good looking ride but do I want another project ??? LOL
by ALUMINATOR
Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Armstrong covers ???
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Armstrong covers ???

I poured two part epoxy on the back side of the lid and it made it over twice as strong. A quick fix before you replace it..
by ALUMINATOR
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: What could we do with this
Replies: 12
Views: 880

Re: What could we do with this

I like the looks from the outside!!! After all they must of seen mine some place and copied it :clap:

I agree that a fishing boat needs all the room inside for moving around and I can do without the extra stuff getting into my way!
by ALUMINATOR
Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'
Replies: 22
Views: 1799

Re: Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'

Yup, Coho and Kings. It has been a lot of years since I fished salmon but it still was a blast! We fished on the west side of your island in the ocean. I used to fish Lake Michigan and have caught a lot of them but the salt water ones seem to taste better. I am now hooked on Puerto Vallarta, Mexico ...
by ALUMINATOR
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:15 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'
Replies: 22
Views: 1799

Re: Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'

Mark, I will start a new thread soon with some pictures.

Boat Buck, I got to fish up on your island this summer and one thing you have is a lot of rocks!!! Oh ya a lot of salmon too. We were catching over 25 a day but had to let a lot of of them go. Fun place you call home!
by ALUMINATOR
Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'
Replies: 22
Views: 1799

Re: Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'

Those idiots over on Bloodydecks should get a load of this, maybe that would convince em. I'm an original Bloody Decks Member. I had my first aluminum boat in 1973. The photos above are just further evidence of the value of an AL boat. No other material would work for that application. ( very long ...
by ALUMINATOR
Mon May 04, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: How much 12 volt in your hull?
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

Re: How much 12 volt in your hull?

Chaps wrote:Somewhere in your boat there must be an electrical device that is attached to a bulkhead, panel or hull framing that grounds through its mount.
I got busy with my real job today but maybe tomorrow I will start looking at each circuit until I find the bugger!!!
by ALUMINATOR
Mon May 04, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: How much 12 volt in your hull?
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

Re: How much 12 volt in your hull?

My engine electrical system is isolated from my house bank and the diesel starter is the only ground to the engine and that is only connected when the started is turning. Then a solenoid disconnects the ground wire. So yes the hull is isolated and not used for a ground! I even have an isolated groun...
by ALUMINATOR
Mon May 04, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: How much 12 volt in your hull?
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

Re: How much 12 volt in your hull?

Thanks guys! If you only knew how much extra work that I have done to be sure that this didn't happen. I have a separate battery for starting and even have a solenoid on the neg cable to disconnect it when not in use for cranking. All wires are pairs and if any load uses the base for ground I have i...
by ALUMINATOR
Sun May 03, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: How much 12 volt in your hull?
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

How much 12 volt in your hull?

I am finishing my boat makeover and have been watching my volt meter as I am doing some new wiring. Today I hooked up a wire and with my meter red on + battery and the - to the hull I got 6 volts. I then touched the red to the hull and nothing sparked at all. Next I started looking around and even w...
by ALUMINATOR
Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:23 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Building the "ALUMINATOR"
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

Re: Building the "ALUMINATOR"

Thanks Les. Try to get red die diesel when I can but she runs well on any #2. I should have some pictures of her almost completed in a couple of week.

This is the reason to fish Puerto Vallarta. #323

It looks like I need some tips of posting my pictures. LOL
by ALUMINATOR
Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Building the "ALUMINATOR"
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

Building the "ALUMINATOR"

I know this will be long winded so please forgive me if you get tired of reading.I also hope the pictures work! Oh well it looks the pictures came out backwards but you get the point. LOL Edit: I had to put in a few fishing pictures too. The making of the ALUMINATOR I have always had a love affair w...
by ALUMINATOR
Wed May 21, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: electrolysis
Replies: 24
Views: 5458

OK, Another thing to look at. Take one of those cheap little 12 volt testers(the ones with the sharp end and a light) and put the clip on the pos side of your battery and touch the other end to your hull. Did the light go on? If so your hull is connected to your 12 volt system and you need to correc...
by ALUMINATOR
Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Installing gen set
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Sorry for the lack of details.

Cummins inboard
Trailered
Diesel generator