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by Chaps
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almar 22 sounder repower
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Re: Almar 22 sounder repower

I just noticed in an earlier pic that it had huge trim tabs considering the size of boat which would indicate that something was up with the handling. Are you planning to put those back on?
by Chaps
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almar 22 sounder repower
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Re: Almar 22 sounder repower

My repower is roughly similar to yours, I pulled twin Merc 4cyl I/O's and replaced with V6 Zuke on a non-flotation bracket. Assuming your fuel is on centerline you will notice a huge tipping reduction when filled up. I carry 115 gals and it sits in the water like a '58 caddy when full but gets light...
by Chaps
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New From My Shop
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: New From My Shop

Nice job and interesting to hear about potential advances in boat building technology
by Chaps
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Thanks for addition
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Thanks for addition

Welcome!
by Chaps
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: My 2009 Boulton Sea Skiff
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: My 2009 Boulton Sea Skiff

Cool boat, if it doesn't have one already be sure to fit a decent sized aluminum anode on the transom if you plan to leave the boat in the water up in Canada to prevent galvanic corrosion.
by Chaps
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Corrosion Protection For Aluminum Hull Boats
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Corrosion Protection For Aluminum Hull Boats

These are all somewhat good ideas if not a little over the top in some cases, particularly since you don't have intention to leave the boat in the water. For instance your shore power isolation transformer would come in handy if you were planning on long term mooring in a decrepit marina full of poo...
by Chaps
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: aluminum prices????
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: aluminum prices????

used to be beer cans were made into boats . . . now it's boats into beer cans!
by Chaps
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: aluminum prices????
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: aluminum prices????

Tariff's kicking in to curb china dumping, at $3.00 lb USA mills can re-open and a bunch of people can go back to work, in theory anyways. Bob, what percentage of a finished boat's cost is the uncut plate ordered for the job?
by Chaps
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Recent Chine Extrusion Experience
Replies: 21
Views: 1065

Re: Recent Chine Extrusion Experience

The fix . . .

Hull & corrosion pitting was sandblasted, filled & faired, epoxied & bottom painted.
Trim tabs & hull equipped with adequate aluminum anodes.
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by Chaps
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Recent Chine Extrusion Experience
Replies: 21
Views: 1065

Re: Recent Chine Extrusion Experience

Thanks Jon
by Chaps
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Recent Chine Extrusion Experience
Replies: 21
Views: 1065

Re: Recent Chine Extrusion Experience

Kevin, one odd thing about the chine pitting is that the very tail end of the extrusion (last couple of inches) is unaffected. It appears that the welding on the inside of the hull is somehow altering the metallurgy of the chine piece? This is the fourth boat I've worked on with this pitting issue a...
by Chaps
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Recent Chine Extrusion Experience
Replies: 21
Views: 1065

Re: Recent Chine Extrusion Experience

I'll be working on a boat this week with the style of chine that Kevin has been talking about except the issue in this case is what happens when the extrusion is attacked galvanically on its exposed surface. In this situation the problem came about due to improper hull anodes originally fitted by th...
by Chaps
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almar 22 sounder repower
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Re: Almar 22 sounder repower

Exciting times!
by Chaps
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build
Replies: 51
Views: 5907

Re: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build

When the client says he wants it BLUE . . . we make it happen, thanks Jon!
by Chaps
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: anode test
Replies: 12
Views: 993

Re: anode test

boatzincs.com sells silver/silver chloride reference anodes (half cells)
by Chaps
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Recent Chine Extrusion Experience
Replies: 21
Views: 1065

Re: Recent Chine Extrusion Experience

To add to that Kevin the other issue to watch out for on boats built that way is the fact that the chine extrusions seem to be made of a slightly less noble alloy than the hull plating they are joining so they are particularly prone to galvanic pitting in the event that the owner does not have appro...
by Chaps
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almar 22 sounder repower
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Re: Almar 22 sounder repower

Cool! I did the same thing on my LaConner
by Chaps
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build
Replies: 51
Views: 5907

Re: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build

Looking forward to seeing her in my shop!
by Chaps
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: new guy with a new to me boat
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: new guy with a new to me boat

Those Otters are da bomb
by Chaps
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 23’ Pacific
Replies: 11
Views: 1485

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: 11
Views: 1485

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: 51
Views: 5907

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: 2289

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: 550

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: 2289

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.