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by Chaps
Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Bare bones big water cat
Replies: 12
Views: 2295

ruggit wrote:I had hoped to see this boat at the Seattle show, but missed it somehow.
It was at the Sportsmans Show in Puyallup
by Chaps
Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: Hauling Your Alloy Rig
Topic: This sucker should have had a wide load permit
Replies: 17
Views: 4704

Whoops! Sorry, wrong photo

Whoops! Sorry, wrong photo

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by Chaps
Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Lets hear it for the classic runabout
Replies: 5
Views: 2758

Didn't see Seawolf in Seattle. Is he retiring, or just booked up? He was one of the early builders of alloy recreational boats, and turns out a quality product. Good to see you here Ruggit. Was Seawolf not at the in-water show? Thats where they normally are. I fish on a Seawolf raised pilot house i...
by Chaps
Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: ZOLATONE ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2360

Thanks Les, the cat is gone but not forgotten so I'll leave it up.
by Chaps
Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: ZOLATONE ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2360

My cat had all of its interior and cockpit surfaces done in Zolatone and it was nice. The big benefit is it hides a lot of the irregularities you get with a hand built/welded system. Its pretty tough but if you hit it hard with something sharp it will chip off so be aware of that but its pretty easy...
by Chaps
Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: First look! New for 2008 V26SCS - Super Cab Sleeper...
Replies: 36
Views: 5221

I think that is a roll-up privacy screen for the cuddy. I was on this boat yesterday, very sweet rig. I took some pics of it at the show but they aren't really any different than what is already here.
by Chaps
Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Forum Rules
Topic: Sig Pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 7175

Lester, is there a delay or something on posting a sig? I was trying to do it but nothing was coming up at the end of my posts. I think your request to keep sig pictures small is a good one, some of them here really clutter the topics. We know what everyones boat looks like . . . now on edit the sig...
by Chaps
Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: New Canadian builder at Seattle show
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

Damn, how many Alloy boats are at these shows? 50%? I'd really like to go to a show where there was actually boats, I'd like to look at. 50%? No, unfortunately the plastic boats dominate our show too but the alloy contingent is probably larger here than at any other show in the country because most...
by Chaps
Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: New Canadian builder at Seattle show
Replies: 3
Views: 1097

New Canadian builder at Seattle show

These guys have been around awhile but this is the first I've seen them showing boats in the states. Very basic boats, no frills, not normally painted. Fairly inexpensive considering the strength of the Canadian dollar recently. They mainly sell them unrigged, bare finish, basic wiring. Very stoutly...
by Chaps
Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Bare bones big water cat
Replies: 12
Views: 2295

On the seating the dealer said this one is set up the way the buyer wanted it but the next one off the line is going to have seating for 5 plus the skipper.

Yes, the cost is higher primarily because the increase in labor & mat'l is significant on both glass and aluminum cats.
by Chaps
Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:36 am
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Bare bones big water cat
Replies: 12
Views: 2295

Bare bones big water cat

This boat was discussed at length over on THT but I just saw it in person tonight at a sportfishing show near Seattle and I've got to say it is a solid beast with a specific mission, catching fish offshore at low cost. This is hull #1 for this model and it was obviously rushed in the cosmetics dept....
by Chaps
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: My new boat build: Glaciercraft
Replies: 89
Views: 15949

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Does the builder have a website?

Lester he's going with twin Yam 250 4 st
by Chaps
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: CyberSpace Boat Show: "Unique and Interesting"
Replies: 4
Views: 3346

You've got some odd ones there for sure

How about this stealth alloy invader . . . no info available for obvious reason . . .

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by Chaps
Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Very Ugly but Very Fast
Replies: 12
Views: 3918

Yeah, the Ottercrafts are awesome. The plant is not too far from where I live. This is one of my favorite models http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/rsdirect/Boat%20Stuff/aluminum%20boats/norsco3.jpg They make a very nice center console as well: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/rsdirect/Boa...
by Chaps
Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Lets hear it for the classic runabout
Replies: 5
Views: 2758

Lets hear it for the classic runabout

Sometimes a basic cuddy cabin is a great choice. Heres a couple I've got pics of from the PacNW builders. Pretty sure the 1st one is an Eaglecraft out of BC, Canada. Second one is a Seawolf (local). I've got some more somewhere I'll add later. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/rsdirect/Boat%20S...
by Chaps
Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: When my ship comes in
Replies: 2
Views: 968

Pair of diesels w/Hamilton water jets (log jumpers) Interior not too shabby- http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/rsdirect/Boat%20Stuff/aluminum%20boats/pilothousesalon.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/rsdirect/Boat%20Stuff/aluminum%20boats/IMG_1646.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/...
by Chaps
Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Guides and Outfitters in Action
Topic: Lets see you do this with a fancy glass boat
Replies: 5
Views: 1235

Lets see you do this with a fancy glass boat

This is a typical Alaska deal . . . a Maxweld cat moving assets around for a bear hunt. (not my boat, mine wasn't this big).

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by Chaps
Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: When my ship comes in
Replies: 2
Views: 968

When my ship comes in

I know the focus here is alloy boats that us mortals might be able to afford and there is no sense in us delving into the grand aluminum yachts bought by movie moguls and hedge fund managers but this 65' boat popped up here the other day on craigslist of all places and at $450k it seems like a good ...
by Chaps
Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: aluminum boat in water all year
Replies: 10
Views: 2099

My 21 Edwing is in the water year-round. The key thing is to not use a copper based paint on an aluminum boat. For several years I've used tin based paints like Petit Alumacoat or Micron 33 but those are no longer available due to environmental concerns. Unlike Marty, the Trilux 33 doesn't do very w...
by Chaps
Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Zinks
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Its good to clean your anodes, makes 'em work better. Rule of thumb up here in alloy country is buy yourself a stainless steel wire brush that you dedicate for zinc cleaning. Use a marker to write "zincs only" on the handle. Otherwise rust & paint & other junk from a shop wire brush will get imbedde...
by Chaps
Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Like, can I put up a picture of a Boston Whaler in here?
Replies: 16
Views: 2846

Lester, I'll pass the site on to him. BTW, I couldn't get on for several days from a bookmark that I set a couple of weeks ago. Finally picked up a fresh link from Magabyte on a THT post. http://www.thehulltruth.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=172088&posts=592#M1931718 You might have some members out...
by Chaps
Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Like, can I put up a picture of a Boston Whaler in here?
Replies: 16
Views: 2846

Jay -

You saved my butt! I knew this was a whaler

You da man! :lol:

Bob


ps; my buddy finally ordered his boat, a 20 HT
by Chaps
Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Continuous Welds
Replies: 16
Views: 3202

Those are very nice boats and I was surprised as heck that they folded their tent. In actuality many alloy builders have come and gone but their flame-out happened quicker than usual. Will you be selling the 30? What would you like to get instead? Oh, on the continuous welds - not really necessary a...
by Chaps
Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Buying a Welder
Replies: 28
Views: 4233

Thanks, yeah I have a Hobart Tig now at the shop..... may try it, or add a coil feed attachment. I don't know if it's powerful enough to weld 1/4" aluminum. I was thinking of a Mig for home. Never did Mig. It doesn't sound like the stuff you want to do will involve welding 1/4" to 1/4" so it might ...