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by Chaps
Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: aluminum catamaran
Replies: 9
Views: 2192

Like this.....because this looks bad azz! http://www.bladerunnerllc.com/frntpage.jpg Check the links forum.....someone maybe making it under another name. Like Bladerunner??? I WISH THESE GUYS WON'T POST ALL THOSE LINK (ON THE LINKS FORUM) BECAUSE I WANT ONE OF THESE.......[ color=red]RIGHT NOW!!!!...
by Chaps
Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Kingfisher 2725
Replies: 41
Views: 9722

Her ya go John, I saw your boat when I was there and took this photo, very nice!

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by Chaps
Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Buying a Welder
Replies: 28
Views: 4838

We have 5 300 amp Miller migs at the shop, but no spool gun. I was wondering if the newer square wave mig machines were worth the investment and if the python gun was the way to go. Bull, You mean pulsed mig? They are pretty cool. I've got a Lincoln PM350 that can weld .063 as easily as .250 with m...
by Chaps
Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Ruggits alloy toy: Susan Kay Too
Replies: 17
Views: 3026

Most of those rails are made from a standard fab profile called a "hull stiffener" available from Alaska Copper & Brass here in Seattle. You could buy a couple of 25' lengths and have them shipped out or you might be able to get them locally. Beautiful boat Ruggit. Are you leaving it local or are yo...
by Chaps
Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Armstrong Cat
Replies: 14
Views: 2596

My neighbor's business partner is just finishing a build on a 70'x20' aluminum cat up here in AK. It will be powered by twin 1001 HP CAT diesels pushing hamilton jets. I do not have any pictures, but it is HUGE! Total build price is about $2.2 million. Wish I had that kind of disposable income. Loo...
by Chaps
Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Armstrong Cat
Replies: 14
Views: 2596

Dave, Diving up here is year-round since the water is much clearer in the colder months. But yeah, I agree that the owner is really sticking his neck out but he's probably a retired-at-40 microsoft exec with money to burn. We have lots of those around here. He'll get his business from the dive shops...
by Chaps
Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Armstrong Cat
Replies: 14
Views: 2596

Armstrong Cat

Armstrong is like a lot of local alloy builders when it comes to what they are going to bring to the show. They bring the last boat they've finished and it always already belongs to a customer because they don't build anything on spec. This year they brought a big cat that is designed stem to stern ...
by Chaps
Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: East coast boat
Replies: 9
Views: 2008

Winninghoff - gorgeous boats, yacht quality with a price to match. There is one that I've seen out here in alumaland and it really stands out.
by Chaps
Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: Hauling Your Alloy Rig
Topic: This sucker should have had a wide load permit
Replies: 17
Views: 5142

The little one reminds me of the very small boats they use in the NW to move logs. Crazy stuff. These little, teeney boats go ramming around up against these huge log flows and bang them and buck them and move them. The little boats end up in all sorts of weird angles. Leaning oner, up at the bow, ...
by Chaps
Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: Has anybody noticed . . .
Replies: 1
Views: 1520

Has anybody noticed . . .

that there's never any boats for sale in here? Thats 'cause once you own one you never sell it, just get more of 'em. Might as well take this whole topic down Les.
by Chaps
Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Lets hear it for the classic runabout
Replies: 5
Views: 2980

MMMMmmmmm, did ya smoke house that baby? Can't imagine how purty those fillets must have been The last thing my wife will let me do with a fat ocean Chinook is smoke it - thats what they invented coho & brite chum fer . . . that said it does get hit with a load of smoke when I throw it on the Q but...
by Chaps
Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Bare bones big water cat
Replies: 12
Views: 2546

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: 5142

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: 2980

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: 2673

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: 2673

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: 5899

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: 7748

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: 1232

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: 1232

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: 2546

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: 2546

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: 17584

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: 3686

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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