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by Chaps
Wed May 23, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Fishing your Alloy Boat
Topic: San Jaun islands lingcod and prawns.
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: San Jaun islands lingcod and prawns.

killer pot puller!
by Chaps
Tue May 22, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Hull Pitting / Flowering
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Hull Pitting / Flowering

Its an older aluminum boat that is showing the cosmetic effects of being setup wrong from the beginning though it appears that no significant damage has been done so why all the worry? Pitting due to galvanics will likely stop when you fix the anode situation. The ultimate solution if you want to go...
by Chaps
Mon May 21, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Hull Pitting / Flowering
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Hull Pitting / Flowering

Strongly suggest you replace those zinc hull anodes with aluminum equivalents plus add aluminum rudder anodes to the stainless tabs. Also be sure the main engine anode is aluminum. Agree with Kevin the flowering and pitting has other factors encouraging the problem but getting your anode situation s...
by Chaps
Fri May 18, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Hull Pitting / Flowering
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Hull Pitting / Flowering

Is the pitting/flowering both above and below the waterline? Show a couple of close-up pics of your transom anodes, trim tabs and engine mount brackets.
by Chaps
Wed May 09, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almar 22 sounder repower
Replies: 16
Views: 1239

Re: Almar 22 sounder repower

pjay you can put up photos directly from your computer, click "add files" button at bottom of posting window, find your pic on your 'puter then hit the "place inline" button like I just did with the old tableboat gag pic (or you can do a drag/drop too)
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by Chaps
Mon May 07, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almar 22 sounder repower
Replies: 16
Views: 1239

Re: Almar 22 sounder repower

Congrats! You got a lot of work done in a hurry . . . !
by Chaps
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Through Hull Transducer Mounting For Aluminum Alloy Boats
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: Through Hull Transducer Mounting For Aluminum Alloy Boats

I work on lots of aluminum boat bottoms and have never seen an issue with large thru-hull transducers.
by Chaps
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Almar 22 sounder repower
Replies: 16
Views: 1239

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: 16
Views: 1239

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: 387

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: 236

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: 236

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: 412

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: 696

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: 696

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: 25
Views: 1545

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: 25
Views: 1545

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: 25
Views: 1545

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: 25
Views: 1545

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: 16
Views: 1239

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: 54
Views: 7037

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: 1107

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: 25
Views: 1545

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: 16
Views: 1239

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: 54
Views: 7037

Re: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build

Looking forward to seeing her in my shop!