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by Chaps
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 23’ Pacific
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: 23’ Pacific

Seems like it would be hard to get hurt at that kind of number. Repower, rewire, rerig . . . only thing is the dent will be tough to fix if you want it to totally disappear.
by Chaps
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 23’ Pacific
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: 23’ Pacific

Is 14 his number or yours?
by Chaps
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build
Replies: 34
Views: 2759

Re: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build

looks nice Jon
by Chaps
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Stretching a SAFEBoat
Replies: 24
Views: 607

Re: Stretching a SAFEBoat

So was that a 25 footer? How much are you adding? I've been working on a few of those as they are made near me and quite a few are in private hands now as the agencies that bought them originally are starting to surplus them out.
by Chaps
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Buiding an aluminum seine skiff
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Buiding an aluminum seine skiff

I'm not surprised a company that poured a ton of time and money into developing a good design would be reluctant to sell a kit or cut file for their skiff (that is until they heard an offer high enough to make it worth their while).
by Chaps
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Stretching a SAFEBoat
Replies: 24
Views: 607

Re: Stretching a SAFEBoat

Merry Christmas to all here at AAB!

Hey Bob, why stretch a Safe Boat? Those things are complicated a well as having to come up with a longer foam collar would be an issue.
by Chaps
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Stretching a SAFEBoat
Replies: 24
Views: 607

Re: Stretching a SAFEBoat

Well said Kevin Morin :beer:
by Chaps
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Newbie from Houston, Tx / Iraq
Replies: 18
Views: 2469

Re: Newbie from Houston, Tx / Iraq

Welcome back! You might need more posts before the system will let you put up pics, Les?
by Chaps
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Finally have my own aluminum boat
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Finally have my own aluminum boat

Congrats on the new ride!

Don't be this guy!
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by Chaps
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build
Replies: 34
Views: 2759

Re: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build

Mascoat DTM is neat stuff
by Chaps
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Miller 350 MIG systems
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Miller 350 MIG systems

Very informative Kevin . . . Hey Goatram!
by Chaps
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Winninghoff Boat Builders
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Winninghoff Boat Builders

Yes, welcome!
by Chaps
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: anode test
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: anode test

Welding corrosion pits in hull plating is a fools errand. The corrosion runs through the core of the plate for considerable distance from each pit. The torch just blows out the degraded metal and the pits turn into holes that go right through into the bilge. Sandblast and fill the pits with epoxy to...
by Chaps
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Time for virgin boat and bottom paint
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Time for virgin boat and bottom paint

Generally, long term success when it comes to bottom paint on any boat is all about how the hull is prepped. Get that right and then get a good primer system on that well prepped hull. After that most any bottom paint has a good chance of adhering well and keeping growth off. Then when the time come...
by Chaps
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build
Replies: 34
Views: 2759

Re: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build

going to be nice!
by Chaps
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Time for virgin boat and bottom paint
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Time for virgin boat and bottom paint

No need to acid etch if you blast IMO

Flexdel Armor gets HARD and keeps growth off. I've switched from Vivid. Good paint but sloughs too much and too expensive.
by Chaps
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Motors: OB's, IB's, Diesel and Gas
Topic: Outboard brand question for 115hp
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: Outboard brand question for 115hp

They are all good engines, I'd go out and check the dealer service departments and see who has their act together
by Chaps
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Need help from the gurus...
Replies: 20
Views: 730

Re: Need help from the gurus...

You're not likely to encounter corrosion pitting on the hull given you are all fresh water. I'd look to see what the wiring looks like, is it butchered? Look in all the hatches and behind the helm for signs of poorly done projects or repairs. Crawl under boat and look at the entire hull to see if it...
by Chaps
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Need help from the gurus...
Replies: 20
Views: 730

Re: Need help from the gurus...

I don't see major dents in the pics, just some love bumps. The blue paint would probably come off with a chemical paint stripper but unless it is peeling I'd just give it a light sanding and repaint. The other boat is way better cosmetically and if that ranks pretty high with you then that might be ...
by Chaps
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build
Replies: 34
Views: 2759

Re: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build

Now we see a boat!
by Chaps
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Need help from the gurus...
Replies: 20
Views: 730

Re: Need help from the gurus...

That Merc might surprise you, give you a year or two of service. Hire a mechanic to see if and how well it runs before you buy it.
by Chaps
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Need help from the gurus...
Replies: 20
Views: 730

Re: Need help from the gurus...

The Almar is a little rough but for 3k its a steal IMO. Why a 135 etec? Do you already own it? Is the existing engine broken?
by Chaps
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Need help from the gurus...
Replies: 20
Views: 730

Re: Need help from the gurus...

They are such different boats . . . I'd rather own the Almar with a new outboard engine for the $2500 premium than a V8 Jet anything but the choice has more to do with where you really plan to do your boating.
by Chaps
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Why is the windshield tilted that way
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Re: Why is the windshield tilted that way

Keeps light rain off the windshield, reduces glare in many situations and provides overhead room to mount electronics (and it looks shippy)
by Chaps
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 7.9 Meter Naiad Viking New Build
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: 7.9 Meter Naiad Viking New Build

When creating a new post that you want to add pics to use "full editor" mode then click on "attachments" at the bottom of the text input window then click "add files" to upload pics from your computer