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by Chaps
Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Speaking of boats with blunt noses . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

Speaking of boats with blunt noses . . .

There is a new, small builder hereabouts (Seattle) that is starting to weld up some really cool skiffs, Stonecraft, and they are real brick sh!thouses for their size. These are not pressed & riveted boats, they are the real thing. I really like the top one with the seats that run with the shear and ...
by Chaps
Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: sea chest
Replies: 7
Views: 2017

Sea chests are typically used on displacement hulls with inboard engines, is that what you have? I can't recall ever seeing one on a planing hull but they might be common. They are definitely built so the top of the chest (where your fittings are) is below the waterline otherwise the fittings would ...
by Chaps
Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Little kitty anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 1271

Little kitty anyone?

Thought I would move this boat out of the new member post where it is not likely going to be seen by anyone. It was one of the metal boats at last years Seattle show. Just goes to show the creative possibilities of aluminum since every boat is built by hand (as opposed to being popped out of a mold)...
by Chaps
Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: IDEAS FOR THE SITE
Replies: 14
Views: 2286

Re: Aluminum Cat

Do you have any more details on the Cat or happen to remember what they were asking for her. I was on it at the boat show last year and it seemed pretty nice. The only issue I had, is that the cabin was too short to stand up in. It was the first time I had been on cat and it seemed huge for at 18'....
by Chaps
Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: KIcker suggestions for PAcific 26
Replies: 8
Views: 1822

The Yamaha 8 high thrust is what usually gets put on around here (even if your main motor is different) because it has the tilt/trim and lashes up well with remote controls, pilots, etc. Fishing for salmon requires a lot of moving between different areas then quick deployment of the kicker for troll...
by Chaps
Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: Guides and Outfitters in Action
Topic: Another use for aluminum boats...
Replies: 11
Views: 2031

Those are some serious vessels. The push knees are huge!
by Chaps
Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Like, can I put up a picture of a Boston Whaler in here?
Replies: 16
Views: 2774

My understanding is they only built a handful of them . . . price unknown but considering they were only built for gov't agencies take the wildest number you can think of then multiply that by 3 :P
by Chaps
Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Like, can I put up a picture of a Boston Whaler in here?
Replies: 16
Views: 2774

Like, can I put up a picture of a Boston Whaler in here?

OK, lets kick this forum off with a special little number from a few years back. Yes, a BW from the commercial division set up for patrol duties, a diminutive 32' with a pair of 6BT Cummins. Oh, yeah, she's aluminum. Wouldn't you love to fish this? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/rsdirect/Boa...
by Chaps
Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Hey, a new hangout for metal-holics
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

JETTYWOLF wrote: Yeah, take pics and show us what's up at the show.
That's why we're here.....because we want to see.
Good deal . . . just tell me where to put'em . . . what forum?
by Chaps
Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: IDEAS FOR THE SITE
Replies: 14
Views: 2286

Marty, its not mine. It was a boat that popped up on craigslist here locally so I grabbed the photo. Thats kind of my point about suggesting a forum for general pics & discussions of any aluminum boats, a place where pics of boats that don't belong to us can be posted. I've got kind of an interestin...
by Chaps
Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:18 am
Forum: Guides and Outfitters in Action
Topic: 21 workhorse
Replies: 1
Views: 913

21 workhorse

My 21 Edwing gets used for fishing & skiing but its everyday life is spent as a workboat. Here is a pic of it rigged with a hoist for pulling oyster grow-out trays up onto a wood float where the trays are cleaned off with a pressure washer that is up in my bow. She also does quite a bit of towing, b...
by Chaps
Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:52 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: IDEAS FOR THE SITE
Replies: 14
Views: 2286

Lester, How about a general photos forum for posting random pics of alloy boats? Such as . . . http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/rsdirect/Boat%20Stuff/1954Feathercraft.jpg This is a 1954 FeatherCraft - kinda neat and establishes a bit of heritage since most people think welded aluminum boats is...
by Chaps
Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Hey, a new hangout for metal-holics
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Hey, a new hangout for metal-holics

Very nice and thanks Welder for the pm. Where do post rants? :D BTW, lots of boats up in my neck of the woods, lots of different styles, sizes, etc. Tons of builders up here too. I'll be going to the Seattle boat show here in a couple of weeks and could get some pics that I would post if'n you guys ...