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by goatram
Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: FiberRubber: Amazing new hull system
Replies: 10
Views: 1582

Re: FiberRubber: Amazing new hull system

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, but sometimes all is takes is a garage, a chemist, and a really good idea. Such is the case with FiberRubber®, the brainchild of Alokin Alset, an immigrant from East Europe who was granted US citizenship one year to the day after being granted a pa...
by goatram
Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Welding Tales: Its funny now, but not when it happened
Replies: 11
Views: 1561

Re: Welding Tales: Its funny now, but not when it happened

Cheers for a good story again :rotfl: :smitty: :clint:
by goatram
Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Remodeling Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 1494

Re: Remodeling Thread

Looks good Kevin so far.

How to make the Bow have the Carolina Flare of a Clorox Bottle Boat? That would be sweet. And I would Mod My boat this Winter coming. If I could figure that out. :smitty:
by goatram
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: The Journey Begins
Replies: 377
Views: 37880

Re: The Journey Begins

My electrical panel completed and protected. Still need to take a pictures of the 2 ground bus bars. They are sealed in the tan colored wax to prevent corrosion. IMG_20150322_171609254.jpg IMG_20150322_171619932_HDR.jpg IMG_20150322_171633153.jpg I finished connecting the motors and sealed down the ...
by goatram
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Pilot House; Design-Build
Replies: 29
Views: 10396

Re: Pilot House; Design-Build

Seeing your Brows and the way to design it is two years late Kevin for me. I wanted one on my boat but my welder/friend is /was not a fan of them. My boat is a Glen L Designed "Coronado" "Norwestern". The Hull was purchased by a customer, brought to BMF thinking he could use it as a research Vessel....
by goatram
Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Pilot House; Design-Build
Replies: 29
Views: 10396

Re: Pilot House; Design-Build

Glenn Welcome to AAB :thumbsup: Your right to ask Kevin for some insight. I modified my Northriver; adding a cabin to the existing window frame. It worked but it was not pleasing to the eye. I could live with it but others saw the Ugly in my design. If I could redo I would cut off the original windo...
by goatram
Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: The Journey Begins
Replies: 377
Views: 37880

Re: The Journey Begins

No I Have two common Ground bars tied together to each other, tied to the batteries, and one cable to the hull. I also have a Galvanic Isolator from Promariner that is tied into the shore power line. http://promariner.com/products/galvanic-isolation/prosafefs-series/ The first bar is near my battery...
by goatram
Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: The Journey Begins
Replies: 377
Views: 37880

Re: The Journey Begins

A Common Ground tieing all of the Batteries together was the Cause for the VSR not to operate properly. Almost sunk my New Boat due to that issue. I have since corrected the Problem and I now consider the battery switches and VSRs great. They work. The switch issue was due to both my electrition not...
by goatram
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 28' Aluminum Landing Craft In Alaska- Gov. Auction
Replies: 1
Views: 1365

Re: 28' Aluminum Landing Craft In Alaska- Gov. Auction

Stripped the boat out they did. Cheap!
by goatram
Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: New Riverhawk Family Boat Build
Replies: 32
Views: 5981

Re: New Riverhawk Family Boat Build

Mike what are you doing for seats?
Mark has a few options to think about in Suspension seats :popcorn:
by goatram
Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: New Riverhawk Family Boat Build
Replies: 32
Views: 5981

Re: New Riverhawk Family Boat Build

If you are going to leave your boat in the salt all summer are you going to bottom paint? A month in Westport or in the sound you will need to pull the boat and Bleach the hull and wash her bottom clean or you will hate life. Ask Bob @CHAPS about what he has seen of the local boats not protected. :...
by goatram
Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Bottom Paint on Aluminum Boat
Replies: 29
Views: 3604

Re: Bottom Paint on Aluminum Boat

Bob Sanding Sucks. face1.jpg face2.jpg face3.jpg My Shop flor is layered in a Fine Black Dust that is near impossible to clean. I went out and picked up a new GREEN Product with Wax instead of oil. Sweeping Compound. When we used it in Aircraft Hangers in the Air Force all it was, was Sawdust and Oi...
by goatram
Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: New Riverhawk Family Boat Build
Replies: 32
Views: 5981

Re: New Riverhawk Family Boat Build

Stay on top of them Mike. Take alot of Pictures As well to Document the BUILD_____________________ :thumbsup:

Congrats
by goatram
Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:48 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Keel Cooler Extrusions
Replies: 8
Views: 1429

Re: Keel Cooler Extrusions

too much Aluminum Dust Sniffing?
by goatram
Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Looking to redo thru hull fittings
Replies: 15
Views: 1482

Re: Looking to redo thru hull fittings

My Boat is ok. The below deck thru hull was made from Coldwater. They had it machined with their pipe. Again I learned something. My above the water line thru hulls are 6063 alloy. You did save me from putting in the new one. Thank-you :beer: She has sat in the water now for 10 months so far since n...
by goatram
Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Looking to redo thru hull fittings
Replies: 15
Views: 1482

Re: Looking to redo thru hull fittings

Thanks Kevin. I did not know that. Looks like I have another mod to do. Glad it is only one so far :shocked:
by goatram
Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Looking to redo thru hull fittings
Replies: 15
Views: 1482

Re: Looking to redo thru hull fittings

I have used all of those. My Current Boat has one thru hull currently and it is a piece of threaded 6063 schedule 40 pipe with a backing plate that is welded to the inside of my boat with the pipe welded to the outside as well. the seacock you have a picture of is what I use. 1.5" diameter thru hull...
by goatram
Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: The Journey Begins
Replies: 377
Views: 37880

Re: The Journey Begins

Well had a minor set back that is now corrected. In the process of moving/relocating my battery switch panel, I was removing extra battery cable. I found the copper wires of my cables black with corrosion not bright copper. Back in time around Thanksgiving my Port engine would not start. After verif...
by goatram
Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Uh oh! Is this corrosion?
Replies: 33
Views: 5852

Re: Uh oh! Is this corrosion?

A friends North river polished in my shop. About 40 hrs total spent.
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My son Jamie is doing the work here. We had his wedding at BBQ Bob's house
by goatram
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Uh oh! Is this corrosion?
Replies: 33
Views: 5852

Re: Uh oh! Is this corrosion?

After two months under the Carport I devoluped flowers as well. I will clean them up after I am done in the shop. This past Summer had no issues at all. Left it alone for a two months under cover and stuff happens :skillet:
by goatram
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: The Journey Begins
Replies: 377
Views: 37880

Re: The Journey Begins

Preliminary photos of the aft starboard corner downrigger mount. I drilled two 3.5" holes thru the funnel to run the battery cables thru. 29'build500.jpg 29'build501.jpg This will be the Inboard hatch cover. I have made 4 covers to close of the DR mounts. The other 3 mounts will be tackle storage co...
by goatram
Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Cold Water Boats New 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2442

Re: Cold Water Boats New 2015

Russ Glad to see your Busy again. Need to show pictures of the 36fter painted green when she's done and ready for a cruise. :thumbsup:

Patrick's boat is sweet. I will finally pay for a tuna trip on his boat instead of mine.
by goatram
Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Support AAB
Replies: 13
Views: 1778

Re: Support AAB

I will be there first weekend both days and then Friday and Saturday. :beer:
by goatram
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Support AAB
Replies: 13
Views: 1778

Re: Support AAB

Hey Lester I'm getting old and senile. Refresh my/our memory on how to send you some operating money. If I don't do it now I will forget SB First time I had to ask as well. In ten years I too will be Senile and asking. Too Much Aluminum Dust ingested in the last 18 years! :banghead: http://www.alum...
by goatram
Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Support AAB
Replies: 13
Views: 1778

Support AAB

It's a New Year and I want my 20"15" Donator Tab next to my name. Anyone Else Care to Pledge to support Les and " :thumbsup: AAB" Completely Voluntary. Support the Home Team! SOB!!!
Sun of a Beach :soap: :roflmao: