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by Chaps
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: looking for new boat , Brand/model advise
Replies: 15
Views: 1544

Re: looking for new boat , Brand/model advise

Even the custom boats start out reasonable but then all the gotta haves . . . As I was reading your stuff I was thinking 26 Pacific skiff then I got to the bottom and saw you were thinking that way too Hard to beat Lee Shore and Crozier as mentioned above. You are ready for a plate alloy boat, sell ...
by Chaps
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New guy looking for advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Re: New guy looking for advice

Welcome, a couple of things based on your post. Yes, all the boats at the boat show are the best boats at the show so you've figured that out. If I was a newcomer to boating I'd stick with a known brand that has a good rep and good resale and a good dealer local to me. Reason is, this is a new activ...
by Chaps
Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Napa Aluminum Brightener
Replies: 2
Views: 841

Re: Napa Aluminum Brightener

Start from the bottom and work up, skip the pressure washer, neutralize with mild ammonia solution applied with a soft pot brush, rinse
by Chaps
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 26' Lee Shore Boat for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 2467

Re: 26' Lee Shore Boat for sale

Such a nice boat!
by Chaps
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!
Replies: 18
Views: 1854

Re: Guide boat build into a pilot house. Cant wait!

Interesting project!
by Chaps
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Duckworth Offshore Anchor Rhode Storage?
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: Duckworth Offshore Anchor Rhode Storage?

Be sure the chain is type G4 and 3 strand nylon is what they would have spec'd but 8 plait in 1/2" will easily fit in that locker. Avoid allowing the chain to lay up against the inside of the bare metal locker long term as you can get a galvanic reaction that can cause some grief.
by Chaps
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Shhhhhh. New build coming shortly
Replies: 19
Views: 1944

Re: Shhhhhh. New build coming shortly

Wow!
by Chaps
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Hello From A Northwest Arkansas SeaArk MV 1860 Owner
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Re: Hello From A Northwest Arkansas SeaArk MV 1860 Owner

Nice skiff, bet you hurt the local bass population in that thing?
by Chaps
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Narrowing it down
Replies: 9
Views: 1430

Re: Narrowing it down

Aluminum anodes would be suitable for any waters. Have fun shopping and welcome to AAB!
by Chaps
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Found this little boat
Replies: 2
Views: 1127

Re: Found this little boat

That is nice. As you might expect fully welded skiffs can be had from various builders out here in the PacNW
by Chaps
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 5
Views: 882

Re: Merry Christmas

Same backatcha Les, thanks for the forum!
by Chaps
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: 26' Center Console
Replies: 8
Views: 1392

Re: 26' Center Console

Beast Mode! The only thing you'll need fenders for is to protect the docks
by Chaps
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Zodiac RIB
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Zodiac RIB

its done
by Chaps
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Shhhhhh. New build coming shortly
Replies: 19
Views: 1944

Re: Shhhhhh. New build coming shortly

Oh, I kinda thought this was a new build for you (though might be?) Got to be cool having a chance to develop something like this. My hulls were kind of narrow and didn't displace much which probably contributed to the handling issue plus I really didn't own it long enough to figure out how to run i...
by Chaps
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Shhhhhh. New build coming shortly
Replies: 19
Views: 1944

Re: Shhhhhh. New build coming shortly

That is going to be such a cool boat. Maxweld built a few walk around sportfish cats like that a few years ago before they went TU, I had a 27 for awhile but it wasn't full walk around. It also didn't have the forward windshield . . . and it was painted which I did not have issues with but the guys ...
by Chaps
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Shhhhhh. New build coming shortly
Replies: 19
Views: 1944

Re: Shhhhhh. New build coming shortly

Nice to see your new boat on AAB Laurence, exciting times! Please put all your pics up!

Tell us about the builder and the design process.

Did you solve the rear helm puzzle?

After all the shows bring it by my shop and I'll slap some paint on the bottom for you.
by Chaps
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: 25' Wooldrige gets powder coated
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Re: 25' Wooldrige gets powder coated

Hope it works out for you. I've found in the past that powder coating isn't as durable as one would expect on aluminum but the resins and systems keep developing. Do you know what was used as a primer?
by Chaps
Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: 25' Wooldrige gets powder coated
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Re: 25' Wooldrige gets powder coated

Someone has a big oven! Where are you located?
by Chaps
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Thanks Les! and thanks for the forum :thumbsup:
by Chaps
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Runoff From Acid Wash Rinse Water
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Runoff From Acid Wash Rinse Water

When it comes to successfully painting aluminum used in marine applications I advocate profiling the metal by sandblasting and applying an epoxy primer then followup with whatever top coat is desired. It works well, is relatively fast, doesn't involve any nasty acids or other chemicals and long term...
by Chaps
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Picked up a Bayweld Walkthrough
Replies: 12
Views: 2559

Re: Picked up a Bayweld Walkthrough

tough crowd in here today . . .
by Chaps
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Took a little longer than expected, but the trailer is "done"
Replies: 19
Views: 1732

Re: Took a little longer than expected, but the trailer is "done"

measure, cut, weld . . . bet Goatram would knock that out for you cheap
by Chaps
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Took a little longer than expected, but the trailer is "done"
Replies: 19
Views: 1732

Re: Took a little longer than expected, but the trailer is "done"

I'll suggest that you shorten the bunk brackets and weld them to the top of the main frame rails. It accomplishes three things, it moves the support outboard which would increase stability of the boat when making turns (or dodging crazies on the highway), it allows the bunks to easily clear the stra...
by Chaps
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Why are NADA guidelines so LOW for Pacific Skiffs
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Re: Why are NADA guidelines so LOW for Pacific Skiffs

There are so few of them. Nada is only semi-reliable when they have lots of data like for a 28 Bayliner
by Chaps
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Picked up a Bayweld Walkthrough
Replies: 12
Views: 2559

Re: Picked up a Bayweld Walkthrough

Congrats, those are really nice boats, what length is it? More pics!