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by Chtucker
Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: For you Cummins and Duramax fanboys
Replies: 8
Views: 1191

Re: For you Cummins and Duramax fanboys

MacCTD wrote:Those model boats are super cool, would love to have one. I cannot imagine why anyone would want a marinized Duramax.

About 4 out of 5 people who walk buy them, askt to purchase...
by Chtucker
Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: For you Cummins and Duramax fanboys
Replies: 8
Views: 1191

Re: For you Cummins and Duramax fanboys

Any going today?
by Chtucker
Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Stray current/grounding question
Replies: 8
Views: 1105

Re: Stray current/grounding question

That is correct, the LEDs which require very very very little current are being back fed from the radios capacitors after turning off the the breakers and the radios... Has to be in a certain order, turn off radio THEN the breaker. There is no continuity across the breaker when off, just the pin hea...
by Chtucker
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Stray current/grounding question
Replies: 8
Views: 1105

Stray current/grounding question

Today I noticed an issue on my Armstrong that had me mildly concerned at first. I have a Blue Seas breaker panel for my 12Vdc equipment. The panel has pin head size LEDs to indicate on. I have two VHF radios. They are both wired into isolated ground bus bars that are from the factory. There is (as t...
by Chtucker
Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Big new SAFE boat
Replies: 2
Views: 1032

Re: Big new SAFE boat

That popped up on my Facebook page... It looks HUGE! Weird, I was talking with someone last week who said Safeboat was really slow, only working 4 day work weeks.... Then over the last few days I heard radio ads looking for qualified welders. I work on some of the electronics on some of their boats....
by Chtucker
Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: insurance for boat
Replies: 8
Views: 889

Re: Just got my insurance quote from ACE

Are you saying it is too high??? Sure there might be insurance for $100-3000 cheaper, but I can without a doubt say the insurance you get from Geico/Progressive/Boat US wont cover you as well. Another factor is that your navigation area is obviously the pacific ocean... Much higher risk than Lake Po...
by Chtucker
Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Is this fixable and what should it cost
Replies: 31
Views: 2685

Re: Is this fixable and what should it cost

It is a proper yacht insurance company that is well respected brokered by an agency that exclusively sells marine insurance. I think they did the right thing to decline the claim. The cost estimate was excessive to say the least. Therefore, I don't feel the name is important right now. It is not Boa...
by Chtucker
Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Is this fixable and what should it cost
Replies: 31
Views: 2685

Re: Is this fixable and what should it cost

I don't think the extrusion will hold air. The plastic cleats would probably pop out.

I asked him to deal with the insurance company and to get a second estimate...

We will see what happens
by Chtucker
Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Is this fixable and what should it cost
Replies: 31
Views: 2685

Re: Is this fixable and what should it cost

capesteve wrote:Am I missing something here? The boats are drifting together at low speed to raft up and you bump the Lowes and it gets that kind of damage? That's crazy. I've never checked one of them up close. Are they really that flimsy?

That about sums it up...
by Chtucker
Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Is this fixable and what should it cost
Replies: 31
Views: 2685

Re: Is this fixable and what should it cost

Co-worker that has been out on a Labor & Industry claim for the last 4 months.. no comment.
by Chtucker
Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Is this fixable and what should it cost
Replies: 31
Views: 2685

Re: Is this fixable and what should it cost

I don't really want to figure out maritime law for something as simple as two guys bringing their boats together to raft at very very slow speed so that their families could enjoy a day together.... That being said, the guy sitting at the helm of the smaller boat could have avoided this very easily ...
by Chtucker
Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Is this fixable and what should it cost
Replies: 31
Views: 2685

Re: Is this fixable and what should it cost

The only issue I have with my insurance is that they got the estimate at in September and didn't decide to decline till this past week. They went off the estimate he provided, pictures, called the dealer who provided the estimate as well as had a surveyor review the photos and estimate. My insurance...
by Chtucker
Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Is this fixable and what should it cost
Replies: 31
Views: 2685

Re: Is this fixable and what should it cost

I also posted this on the THT... Not single person there or here slammed me for being irresponsible....most have said I was going above and beyond... I felt like crap when it happened and I felt much worse when I saw the estimate, I wasn't going to argue responsibility when it happened. I am unwilli...
by Chtucker
Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Is this fixable and what should it cost
Replies: 31
Views: 2685

Re: Is this fixable and what should it cost

The top rail extrusion from now to transom was quoted as $178, the decal at $450 and the rest was labor, paint and welding.

No the is no other damage, and yes his wife has told him it better look new.

I guess that means a new boat.
by Chtucker
Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Is this fixable and what should it cost
Replies: 31
Views: 2685

Re: Is this fixable and what should it cost

This is the only other photo.. I am just looking for confirmation.. I wanted to do the right thing... The insurance company asked him for another estimate, he refused. I don't want to take the boat around for estimates... I already am eating in the shorts over responsibility. I have good insurance (...
by Chtucker
Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Is this fixable and what should it cost
Replies: 31
Views: 2685

Re: Is this fixable and what should it cost

Unfortunately I was involved.... and it was a coworker/friend Someone was sitting in the drivers seat and didn't even stick a hand out.....We were rafting up.. Don't know what the etiquette is, but neither of us were anchored, we approached each other. I was going to pay out of pocket...but then got...
by Chtucker
Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Is this fixable and what should it cost
Replies: 31
Views: 2685

Is this fixable and what should it cost

Lowe riveted aluminum boat. NO damage to hull sides, just the welded on gunwale extrusion that is painted. Quote for the part was $178.00... Total repair cost was estimated at $11,790 with sale tax. New boat is probably $15k INCLUDING THE MOTOR.


This is a friends boat.
by Chtucker
Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Just bought an Armstrong Pilot House and am glad to be here
Replies: 15
Views: 3084

Re: Just bought an Armstrong Pilot House and am glad to be h

Are you sure there is foam?

I have been watching that boat for sale.. I say you got a great deal/boat.

Not much change to their hull shapes over the years, just them different forward pilothouse windows.

That boat should fly with the 225s!
by Chtucker
Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Keep America Working Boat
Replies: 5
Views: 1280

Re: Keep America Working Boat

Looks like they abused the heck out of it...
by Chtucker
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Finally some on the water pictures
Replies: 0
Views: 957

Finally some on the water pictures

Not the best, but they are some of the first taken... On our way to a Wounded Warrior fishing event
by Chtucker
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: New pacific 26 ST
Replies: 10
Views: 1928

Re: New pacific 26 ST

Nice! Great Quality/Value!

You are going to enjoy it!
by Chtucker
Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Highway products
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: Highway products

Never knew that!

I had them build 3 gooseneck flatbeds for me. I was always very happy with the work.
by Chtucker
Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Small cuddy?
Replies: 74
Views: 5000

Re: Small cuddy?

I beleive it is a Rosborough 246

http://www.rosboroughboatsusa.com/
by Chtucker
Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Wooldridge Pilothouse's under construction photos
Replies: 197
Views: 27081

Re: Wooldridge Pilothouse's under construction photos

What does it have for power?
by Chtucker
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Boat Design Software?
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Boat Design Software?

The rhino/orca software can be had for,less than $5k...

Still a big chunk of change...