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by DwayneJ
Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Copper Paint on an Aluminium Hull...
Replies: 8
Views: 934

Re: Copper Paint on an Aluminium Hull...

sorry for your loss Dwayne. that really is a shame. will you be able to replace it with another Stabi? the latest generation is looking pretty sweet. Cheers, Mike Thanks Mike. Disappointed is an understatement and wife/son are looking at me to get another sooner than later. I just need a little bre...
by DwayneJ
Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Copper Paint on an Aluminium Hull...
Replies: 8
Views: 934

Re: Copper Paint on an Aluminium Hull...

Totally agree its a loss but if someone wants the hull because they have the time, yard, and equipment to work on it, I can put you in contact with the insurance company. They are just looking to move the hull.
by DwayneJ
Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Copper Paint on an Aluminium Hull...
Replies: 8
Views: 934

Copper Paint on an Aluminium Hull...

... is not a good idea and boat yard insurance has paid me out on the hull. So my 2009 Stabicraft 829 (28') was totaled and after offering me a salvage price for the hull which I rejected, the insurance company came back to me asking if I was interested taking the hull off their hands... Hull is in ...
by DwayneJ
Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: The real world
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: The real world

The two containers of tefgel I purchased and provided to the installer went unused - No clue about galvanic corrosion. Additionally, incorrect installation of the golight as confirmed by the company who makes it.

Dwayne
by DwayneJ
Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Gotta love Amazon
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Gotta love Amazon

I purchased some fuel locks from Amazon and they fell apart on me. Contacted the manufacturer and they stated it was an old design replaced more than two years ago.
by DwayneJ
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: The real world
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: The real world

Sorry... Had to share - I saved these souvenirs which were removed from my boat following remediation... 1. Both connectors punched through exposing +12V 2. Wires burnt on one side due to liberal use of heat gun. 3. The red wire was not sealed at all. 4. The fuse "nicely" labeled "GO LIGHT" by the i...
by DwayneJ
Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: The real world
Replies: 6
Views: 723

The real world

Some of the quality work performed by a Portland electronics marine company. What you are seeing is after their one attempt to remediate and did not return calls following. Paid $$ for a local company to remediate. What I learned is if a company claims NMEA, call NMEA to find out what their level is...
by DwayneJ
Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Boats for Following Seas
Replies: 21
Views: 3084

Re: Boats for Following Seas

Fisherman wrote:Thank you Dwayne. I'm about 6 hrs north of you. I would like to start getting out on other boats. Thanks for the offer.
You are welcome. I will send you a PM with my contact details just in case you get down this way.
by DwayneJ
Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Boats for Following Seas
Replies: 21
Views: 3084

Re: Boats for Following Seas

Personally, never really had any control issues in following seas - Its all been fun. I have been caught out in poor conditions but once the wind and seas were behind, the boat handled it very well. You are more than welcome to come out with me if you are in the area and current conditions would be ...
by DwayneJ
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: No Paint, Alumiprep 33 Prep
Replies: 7
Views: 1035

Re: No Paint, Alumiprep 33 Prep

Not a big fan of Nyalic, it is not petrol-chemical resistant. It is widely used here, but you often see a brown stain below the fuel filler and vent from spilt fuel and fumes. CRC or WD40 will also dissolve it, and believe it or not, so will sunscreen. Did not know that - Thanks for the clarificati...
by DwayneJ
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: The "Other" Boating Forum
Replies: 18
Views: 1567

Re: The "Other" Boating Forum

Pretty much all the "pretty" boats in the marina stay moored. Its interesting to see that most of the boats on the open water have a "used" look.
by DwayneJ
Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Another chambered boat "got run over"...
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Another chambered boat "got run over"...

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/6228748/Boatie-I-thought-my-number-was-up A Wellington boatie says he is "bloody lucky" to be alive following a spectacular collision on Lake Taupo. Andy McEwan, 65, was fishing about 300 metres off Te Kohaiakahu Point on Saturday when he noticed a larger boat approa...
by DwayneJ
Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Life rafts?
Replies: 22
Views: 1291

Re: Life rafts?

I know my Stabicraft is going to float whether its right side up or upside down... I have a hand held waterproof marine radio, GPS, and an ACR Aqualink View PLB in my ditch bag.

Dwayne
by DwayneJ
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Stabi taking a hit!
Replies: 20
Views: 1795

Stabi taking a hit!

I just heard about this third hand and feedback I received was the owner is ok. What I heard is the vessel was hit by a 42’ fishing boat. Vessel assist towed the boat back to Long Beach where they pulled it out of the water. Looking forward to hearing from the owner... Physically appears only 1-2 ch...
by DwayneJ
Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Twin Outboards- Toe In/Out?
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Re: Twin Outboards- Toe In/Out?

No, or should I say... Not yet. I'm interested to hear more.

Dwayne
by DwayneJ
Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 50 days lost at sea in an Al boat...
Replies: 11
Views: 2069

Re: 50 days lost at sea in an Al boat...

Moment of rescue picture...
by DwayneJ
Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 50 days lost at sea in an Al boat...
Replies: 11
Views: 2069

Re: 50 days lost at sea in an Al boat...

Thats a Frewza or a boat from Frews Marine, NZ. Brendon Frew worked for us for a few years before starting his own backyard business. Tim. Thanks Tim! The bow with the vertical welds and plate bends resembled a chambered boat but the transom and tubing along the side did not look like anything I kn...
by DwayneJ
Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:31 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 50 days lost at sea in an Al boat...
Replies: 11
Views: 2069

Re: 50 days lost at sea in an Al boat...

I pulled this from a screen shot from cnn...
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by DwayneJ
Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 50 days lost at sea in an Al boat...
Replies: 11
Views: 2069

50 days lost at sea in an Al boat...

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2010/11/26/tsr.todd.teens.rescued.sea.cnn?hpt=C2 http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/4396549/Boozy-teens-midnight-trip-goes-1300km-astray Somewhere on the tiny atoll of Fakaofo is the face that launched a tiny outboard-powered dinghy. Three lovesick teena...
by DwayneJ
Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Garmin Radar Issue - GMR24HD
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: Garmin Radar Issue - GMR24HD

I'll take some screen shots!

Dwayne.
by DwayneJ
Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Garmin Radar Issue - GMR24HD
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Garmin Radar Issue - GMR24HD

I was experiencing Radar Service Lost errors after running my radar for 1-2 hours. I cound always restart my Radar after a minute but it was a pain. I have been working with Garmin for quite some time (9 months) and this month Garmin replaced the unit with a new GMR24HD. Appears there is a bug which...
by DwayneJ
Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Garmin Recall
Replies: 1
Views: 902

Re: Garmin Recall

I had purchased the San Diego - Vancouver chart in July 2009 and was provided the 2008 version. I was in contact with Garmin this week due to another issue and asked about the chart/version. This week garmin sent me a replacement 2010 chart for the 2008 chart free of charge.

Dwayne
by DwayneJ
Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Aluminum in the harbor?
Replies: 9
Views: 1921

Re: Aluminum in the harbor?

Mine is in a slip in King Harbor Redondo Beach, CA. I added bottom paint, a bottom liner, and I have a full isolating transformer on the input side of shore power before connection to battery charger/inverter. I also have a large zinc on the rear of the hull plus the zincs on my engine mounts. * Hul...
by DwayneJ
Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Stupid Electronics Installation
Replies: 5
Views: 858

Re: Stupid Electronics Installation

That's not the problem..... The problem is dissimilar metals. Stainless screws in contact with your alum. plastic washes, rubber washers, the use of Tef Gel. What ever it takes to isolate the 2 metals when mounting equipment. http://www.tefgel.com/contain.php?param=tefgel_infor http://www.sailorsso...