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by Chaps
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Miller 350 MIG systems
Replies: 1
Views: 91

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: 5
Views: 326

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: 268

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: 220

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: 27
Views: 1727

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: 220

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: 147

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: 525

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: 525

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: 27
Views: 1727

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: 525

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: 525

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: 525

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: 448

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: 629

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
by Chaps
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Installed A Macerator Pump In A Bilge
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: Has Anyone Installed A Macerator Pump In A Bilge

Get a Whale Gulper pump. No macerator head to get screwed up and can be mounted higher than fish boxes. Google it & watch the vids
by Chaps
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: My Alloy She's loud
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: My Alloy She's loud

There are sound deadening coatings that apparently work pretty well, google it, I've seen a couple of companies that exhibit at the big commercial boat show here in Seattle pushing those products.
by Chaps
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build
Replies: 27
Views: 1727

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: 208

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: 2
Views: 377

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: 141

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: 525

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: 282

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: 343

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: 343

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...