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by Chaps
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Garden hose spray nozzle-
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: Garden hose spray nozzle-

The problem with most of them is the handles snap off easily if you drop them or if you hook them on something and jerk on the hose they break. This one I found at home depot and it has a thumb actuated lever that doesn't get caught on anything, so far so good, it's pretty tough. orbit-nozzles-wands...
by Chaps
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 1991 22 foot Bayrunner $12,000
Replies: 3
Views: 3484

Re: 1991 22 foot Bayrunner $12,000

post is almost 10 years old, I bet he sold it!
by Chaps
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Building floors from larch wood
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: Building floors from larch wood

kudos Kevin
by Chaps
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Building floors from larch wood
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: Building floors from larch wood

Kevin . . . why so rough? It's not like we are swamped with new members on this forum.
by Chaps
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New to aluminum boats
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Re: New to aluminum boats

Clean it with whatever you like, can't hurt it. Depends on type of growth you get but typically dawn detergent with a shot of bleach works good. If you get hard scale then try Mary Kate On-Off acidic cleaner (don't mix that with anything other than water)
by Chaps
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 26’ Cat or 28’Monohull
Replies: 14
Views: 1687

Re: 26’ Cat or 28’Monohull

The roll and ride are not similar, cats don't roll which is nice but they also lean out in turns which I didn't care for in the 27 cat I once owned. The mono will have more storage space and more useable interior space than the cat which would be more practical for cruising. The cat will be very man...
by Chaps
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Fixing severe pitting and holes on alu boat
Replies: 24
Views: 3401

Re: Fixing severe pitting and holes on alu boat

John
All that sand in your bilge came from my futile attempt to sandblast your decks! Needless to say I have not ever done that again in spite of several clients insisting they would pay any price . . .
by Chaps
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: welding aluminum
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

Re: welding aluminum

A member here, Goatram, does quite a bit of welding (mods and repairs) on fully equipped boats and likely has some thoughts on this. On the occasions I have had hot work done on mine I pull the CPU off the engine, disconnect all cables from the batteries and ensure all breakers are off on the panel....
by Chaps
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Fixing severe pitting and holes on alu boat
Replies: 24
Views: 3401

Re: Fixing severe pitting and holes on alu boat

give it a light sandblast and fill with epoxy paste, about all you can do
by Chaps
Fri May 24, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 3057

Re: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration

I work on Safe Boats, I can't say I've ever seen anything on them yet that has been powder coated. The topsides are typically bare with some vinyl graphics, the collars are hard foam coated with polyurea and the bottoms are epoxy overcoated with bottom paint. What are they powder coating?
by Chaps
Mon May 20, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 3057

Re: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration

Couldn't agree more when talking difference between blasting and chemical etch for any type of coating on aluminum however the video test procedure doesn't take into account the effects of time and exposure to UV and moisture that eventually takes its toll on the typical powder coat bond.
by Chaps
Fri May 17, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 3057

Re: Sandblast on a 16' Alumaweld hull- thoughts on restoration

For what it's worth I get quite a few fibrglass boats in for bottom painting that have powder coated aluminum engine pods that show coating failure (peeling). I don't think powder adheres very well to aluminum, particularly in a moist or submerged application. IMO its an oversold technology, either ...
by Chaps
Fri May 03, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: DC Wiring Connection Issue With Large Conductors
Replies: 1
Views: 954

Re: DC Wiring Connection Issue With Large Conductors

You'll be ok doing that
by Chaps
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: heavy metal
Replies: 11
Views: 2430

Re: heavy metal

no clue, certainly possible . . .
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but I'm done
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by Chaps
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: heavy metal
Replies: 11
Views: 2430

Re: heavy metal

Ian, Bainbridge Island, you can check us out at

website: agatepassmarine.com
facebook: www.facebook.com/bottompainting/
by Chaps
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: heavy metal
Replies: 11
Views: 2430

Re: heavy metal

Hah, I likely will never see it again after it leaves here
by Chaps
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: heavy metal
Replies: 11
Views: 2430

heavy metal

Thought I would share a pic of a locally built 35' patrol boat I'll be bottom painting in the coming week. Will be equipped with triple 300 o/b's. It gets foam collars installed into the side recesses
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by Chaps
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Bottom Paint ??? What are you using???
Replies: 4
Views: 1484

Re: Bottom Paint ??? What are you using???

If you are going to apply Armor over Ultima suggest you clean and sand the bottom then roll on one coat of Seahawk 1277 primer then two coats of Armor over that. Not sure what you mean by putting both on the same boat but you would be running a comparison test between the two ;-) just don't mix them...
by Chaps
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Bottom Paint ??? What are you using???
Replies: 4
Views: 1484

Re: Bottom Paint ??? What are you using???

Which aluminum compatible antifouling paint is the best? That's a question I've been working to find the answer to for many years since I bottom paint boats as an occupation and I want to use the most effective products I can get my hands on. Glass boats are easy since there are several excellent pr...
by Chaps
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Motors: OB's, IB's, Diesel and Gas
Topic: Mounting Volvo transom shield on wavy 1/4” transom question
Replies: 3
Views: 1788

Re: Mounting Volvo transom shield on wavy 1/4” transom question

Yup, have a thick flange made for the perimeter of the hole, weld in place while clamping the wavy transom plate to it.
by Chaps
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Lower unit paint/corrosion issues.
Replies: 3
Views: 1456

Re: Lower unit paint/corrosion issues.

It kinda looks like the original factory aluminum anodes were replaced with a zinc anode kit which will not adequately protect an outboard motor and shouldn't even be avail on the parts aftermarket IMO. The lower unit housing is lower nobility than the currently installed zinc anodes so the LU housi...
by Chaps
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New Boat Owners: Notice
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

Re: New Boat Owners: Notice

I'm under lots of contemporary alloy boats (painting bottoms) and I've seen that pin hole issue only once in a home built . . . wish I knew what brand you are talking about I'd keep a close eye on 'em
by Chaps
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: WTB Pacific / Black Lab 26
Replies: 10
Views: 4340

Re: WTB Pacific / Black Lab 26

tuff to find! call pacific skiffs they might know of one, why not buy new, you'll get what you want and the value will not go down
by Chaps
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Electrolysis
Replies: 19
Views: 4120

Re: Electrolysis

Chaps Thanks for the reply, what you are seeing in the hull photos is the epoxy barrier coat and ablative non-copper paint which was pressure washed. Interesting about the Evinrude motor anode issue, I will replace all the anodes this winter and make sure that they all have a good connection. Is th...
by Chaps
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Electrolysis
Replies: 19
Views: 4120

Re: Electrolysis

chaps, i am confused. i cut /pasted a post you made on the THT forum that seems to offer a different opinion. can you shed so light on this? see quote below, thanks Chaps Senior MemberCaptains Club Member Join Date: Jun 2002 Location: Seattle, WA Posts: 2,954 Default Re: Correct anodes for aluminum...