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by Chaps
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build

Look at those frames, anyone else see a variable deadrise? That's almost unheard of in the current herd of offshore alloy craft.
by Chaps
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: New Member in Eastern Washington
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: New Member in Eastern Washington

Cool, those are neat boats and you are right, as long as it isn't run over by something like a container ship it will last you the rest of your life. Put up a picture of it sometime.
by Chaps
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Crestliner 2200 Bay
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Crestliner 2200 Bay

Looked at it on their website, nice rig!
by Chaps
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: hi from TN
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: hi from TN

Welcome, are you thinking new or used?
by Chaps
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Pricing new and used alumanim boats...advise
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Pricing new and used alumanim boats...advise

NADA is useless IMO especially as pertaining to newer alum boats. Not unusual for these to sell within 5% of original cost if in top condition and often more if equipped with high end electronics.
by Chaps
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Floatation Foam in an Aluminum Boat used in Saltwater
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: Floatation Foam in an Aluminum Boat used in Saltwater

loose styrofoam blocks, ping pong balls, inflatable air bladders, shipping peanuts . . . let your imagination run wild
by Chaps
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Work boat and paint over a soildly bonded existing but worn paint surface
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Work boat and paint over a soildly bonded existing but worn paint surface

I don't know if it applies to aircraft coatings (flying machines seem to have special rules for everything) but most paint incompatibilities can be overcome with the use of tie-coat primers that seal off the old coatings from the new. Also, oftentimes what one might think is a reaction between paint...
by Chaps
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Work boat and paint over a soildly bonded existing but worn paint surface
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Work boat and paint over a soildly bonded existing but worn paint surface

There's all kinds of paint systems you could use, one way would be to give the boat a light sandblast to clean everything up and get a consistent profile on all the surfaces, apply a coat of multi-purpose 2 part epoxy, scuff that up and then roll on whatever topcoat enamel you might want on there. W...
by Chaps
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Looking for go fast deep v center console design.
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Looking for go fast deep v center console design.

Nicest thing I've seen like that is the Rock Salt 34 designed by Response Marine. I'll bet they would gin something similar up for you. So your cat is coming up to Seattle? Been so long can't remember what it was like . . .
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by Chaps
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Latest new guy from Oooooooak lahoma
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Latest new guy from Oooooooak lahoma

Looking forward to seeing the pics!
by Chaps
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build

gonna be nice!
by Chaps
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Joined From BC, interior
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Joined From BC, interior

Wow, is there any original Defender left in that rig? I can't wait to see what you do to that skiff!
by Chaps
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Its all new to me grounding vrs. Bonding???
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Its all new to me grounding vrs. Bonding???

Guilty! Yeah, the term "ground" is just too easy to use in these quick discussions but Kevin is right about using proper terminology. The green wire that comes aboard in an 120v AC shore power connection is a "ground" wire and your hull is grounded to earth through it when shore power is plugged in ...
by Chaps
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Joined From BC, interior
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Joined From BC, interior

Is that a vinyl covered plywood deck in the forward section? Don't want that aft? Aluminum diamond plate across the large spans in your framing I think would end up flexing under weight?
by Chaps
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Joined From BC, interior
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Joined From BC, interior

Just needs rigging and a deck, good project
by Chaps
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Its all new to me grounding vrs. Bonding???
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Its all new to me grounding vrs. Bonding???

You need an aluminum anode(s) securely mounted to the hull, usually at the transom if you are mooring in saltwater or brackish/polluted fresh water. In really clean fresh water you might want your hull anodes to be magnesium. You'll want your hull connected to battery ground but no need for a big ca...
by Chaps
Tue May 16, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Painting aluminum: preperation details
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Painting aluminum: preperation details

Good stuff, thanks
by Chaps
Fri May 12, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Boat leaks, hull structure on 22 foot north river.
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Boat leaks, hull structure on 22 foot north river.

With boat on trailer fill the bilge or the bracket with water and see if any water leaks out
by Chaps
Thu May 11, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Painting aluminum: preperation details
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Painting aluminum: preperation details

Good info there Kevin, thanks for the write-up. Am I to understand, then, that when choosing to prep aluminum with chemical treatments that we are simply developing a chemically induced anchor pattern on the metal? And that a chromate layer provides a better anchor point for coatings than acid etche...
by Chaps
Tue May 02, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 26 custom cuddy dual stations
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Re: 26 custom cuddy dual stations

Nice looking boat. Can you put up a pic that shows the transom dead on with the engines up?
by Chaps
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: BAYRUNNER KEEL WATER
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: BAYRUNNER KEEL WATER

A photo or two of the keel component that is filling with water would help . . .
by Chaps
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: General opinion of Hewescraft Ocean Pro?
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: General opinion of Hewescraft Ocean Pro?

Low deadrise, forward mounted pilothouse boats are a rough ride in heavy chop, no way around that, alloy or fibberglass. Not sure what you are using the boat for but moving the house as far aft as possible makes a huge difference in comfort if steep wind waves is your everyday deal. A custom boat fr...
by Chaps
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Chine and transom cracking
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Chine and transom cracking

Those hand held drum sanders do a real nice job. Depending on the brand they either use an inflatable drum or the drum is built like a flap sanding wheel
by Chaps
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Advice for Corrosion
Replies: 31
Views: 1156

Re: Advice for Corrosion

Nice job there Tony!
by Chaps
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Blasting VS Sanding For New Paint
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: Blasting VS Sanding For New Paint

Personally I think the ultra short fuse meme on getting primers onto freshly abraded aluminum is overblown. I would pay more attention to cleanliness, thoroughness in sanding, meeting temp & humidity reqmts, application technique, mix ratios, etc., stuff that will have more bearing on the success of...