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by 3f8
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Heading sensor on alloy boat
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Heading sensor on alloy boat

There is probably magnets in the motor. There are shielding materials. Mu-metal foil might work to shield magnetic interference. Mu metal is a nickel–iron soft magnetic alloy with very high permeability suitable for shielding sensitive electronic equipment against static or low frequency magnetic fi...
by 3f8
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Heading sensor on alloy boat
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Heading sensor on alloy boat

Is it consistent or all over the place? Alloy should not be the culprit. Some thing ferrous or electromagnetic. Not all stainless steel types are non magnetic if there are any near. Also on the center line of the boat is best.
by 3f8
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 2858

SOLD

SOLD
by 3f8
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Time and Tide wait for no man.
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Time and Tide wait for no man.

Time has come to sell the boat. I'm thinking of posting on boats.com or boat trader. Any one have feedback on using these sites.
by 3f8
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Hauling Your Alloy Rig
Topic: Plastic Bunk Boards??
Replies: 7
Views: 3117

Re: Plastic Bunk Boards??

Post from an earlier project. viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5172
by 3f8
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Non Skid????
Replies: 6
Views: 939

Re: Non Skid????

Their primer (orange for metal including alloy). Two top coats. Used their roller ,but cut it in half. After the old mat was off used 3m sanding pads with an orbital sander. Washed with water wipe down with lacquer thinner.

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by 3f8
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Non Skid????
Replies: 6
Views: 939

Re: Non Skid????

My experience with sheet material was less than satisfying. Adhesion was great, but the material did not do well with the sun. UV deterioration caused it to dry out. It was a real fight to get off and the blue dust made me look like a smurf by the time it was removed. Currently Tuff Coat is applied....
by 3f8
Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Just joined
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: Just joined

Hello. What is your home port?
by 3f8
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Advice Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Re: Advice Needed

Our boat is a Stabicraft SC759. It was an open back cabin alloy boat. I closed it in. An alloy frame, but teak instead of alloy was used for the bulkhead. Here in Florida heat is an issue. I liked the open back, but needed some security at the slip. Also the sun and wind were hard on the canvas.The ...
by 3f8
Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Brass Fuel Fittings With Stainless Steel Bushings In Aluminum Fuel Tank
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Re: Brass Fuel Fittings With Stainless Steel Bushings In Aluminum Fuel Tank

Have you checked mcmaster carr for aluminum fittings. Probability not cheap either, but may make you happier down the road. http://www.mcmaster.com/#aluminum-pipe-fittings/=135hp6t For hose. http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-aluminum-barbed-hose-fittings/=135hqtu Found this on my boat. Replaced it w...
by 3f8
Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Just joined so HELLO!
Replies: 6
Views: 959

Re: Just joined so HELLO!

Welcome to AAB. Enthusiasm, I like it. What is your home port?
by 3f8
Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: RockSalt Still For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 2462

Re: RockSalt Still For Sale

Why time bombs? I'm naive.
by 3f8
Sun May 01, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Anodes
Replies: 20
Views: 2080

Re: Anodes

by 3f8
Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Anodes
Replies: 20
Views: 2080

Re: Anodes

Navalloy
by 3f8
Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: just arrived
Replies: 4
Views: 1592

Re: just arrived

Navalloy anodes may be an option. Features: Navalloy is more active than zinc so it gives better protection Navalloy anodes last up to 30% longer than zinc anodes Navalloy anodes self-clean in freshwater Zinc anodes form a coating that stops them working within a few months Navalloy anodes are recom...
by 3f8
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: I believe I may have violated some kind of rule.
Replies: 4
Views: 1702

Re: I believe I may have violated some kind of rule.

Thanks Louie. I went with teak instead of 3/16 alloy. Here in central Florida it gets hot. Hoping to keep a more civilized cabin temp and add some security over the canvas it had.
by 3f8
Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: I believe I may have violated some kind of rule.
Replies: 4
Views: 1702

I believe I may have violated some kind of rule.

I have made Vialula into a woody.
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by 3f8
Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Re: Hello

Welcome to AAB. I'm pleased with the construction of my Stabicraft. An 1850 super cab might fit for you. A Blackdog cat if you can get one.
by 3f8
Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New bottom paint shop is rockin'
Replies: 8
Views: 1247

Re: New bottom paint shop is rockin'

Wish you were in Florida.
by 3f8
Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: WoW the cost to replace an EPIRB battery!
Replies: 1
Views: 481

WoW the cost to replace an EPIRB battery!

My EPIRB battery is do to be changed. Even at discounted prices. It is a stones throw from just buying a new one. I like the safety factor of having one, but wow.
by 3f8
Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: How long?
Replies: 7
Views: 1175

Re: How long?

Thanks for your responses. After insurance rehab was still a $100 a day. Opted to go it on my own. Feeling quite well actuality. One more month until the breast bone is fully healed. They used arteries from my arm and chest for parts. That allowed using the bike for workouts. Surgeon said "no cardia...
by 3f8
Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: How long?
Replies: 7
Views: 1175

How long?

Had quadruple bypass surgery July 22. I'm thinking I'm not the only AABer to go down this path. If you have been there how long before you felt comfortable getting back to the strap winch crank?
by 3f8
Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Now he did it, the Goat is in the hospital
Replies: 14
Views: 1730

Re: Now he did it, the Goat is in the hospital

Definite misfortune. Get well soon.