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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: 993

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: 774

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: 1675

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: 784

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: 2398

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: 2398

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: 2726

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: 3588

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 ...
by Chaps
Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Buying a Welder
Replies: 28
Views: 3588

There are basically two types that can be considered, mig or tig. Mig is the wire feed type machine that was used to build your boat and is better suited to production type welding where you are laying down a good bit of weld. Tig is better suited to small work, is more controllable, etc. You can so...
by Chaps
Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Like, can I put up a picture of a Boston Whaler in here?
Replies: 16
Views: 2398

Shiste, you guys are right - that does look like the SeaArk - my notes are bad
by Chaps
Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Speaking of boats with blunt noses . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

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: 1732

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: 1095

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: 1855

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: 1503

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: 1719

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: 2398

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: 2398

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: 885

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: 1855

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: 764

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: 1855

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: 885

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 ...