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by Chaps
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Newbie looking for Pacific Skiff
Replies: 12
Views: 679

Re: Newbie looking for Pacific Skiff

Welcome Mike, Those are hard to find because they aren't high production boats. They are built to order for individuals that tend to keep them for a long time. You could be one of those people too! You deserve a new boat after all that hard work and the folks at Pacific Skiffs would love to build on...
by Chaps
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: floor hatch extrusions
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: floor hatch extrusions

Common name I've heard for that is hatch gutter, I believe they aren't typically extrusions but usually formed in-house from sheet on a press brake or brought in as a roll formed profile. You could buy standard alloy u-channel or square tube and rip it to the profile you want . . .
by Chaps
Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Corrosion to worry about?
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: Corrosion to worry about?

I like Kevin's ideas, I'll throw a couple more onto the list of potential causes. Water is getting trapped between the transom panel and the alloy extrusion at the bottom of the transom. The water is stagnant and turning acidic and leaching upwards under the paint causing bubbling and pitting. The o...
by Chaps
Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Battery Charger Leak AC
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: Battery Charger Leak AC

The neg bus bar is connected to the neg terminal on your battery as well as the hull but don't use the hull as a random dc neg connection point for any 12v devices
by Chaps
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: deleted
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: painted hull back to no paint

Depends alot on what type of paint and primer system was used and what level of abrasive prep was performed. If you are lucky they used a simple system that can easily be removed with chemical paint removers and they didn't sand the metal. If the job was done correctly it's likely that paint remover...
by Chaps
Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Missing Boaters
Replies: 13
Views: 867

Re: Missing Boaters

Sounds like the kid was a mental case of some sort if you can believe the news article.
by Chaps
Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Boat mod help?
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: Boat mod help?

On your floorboard deal, aluminum is always a better choice than painted plywood for so many reasons. New decks can be slippery for a while but once they oxidize they get very grippy. Giving the panels an acid wash (or a light sandblast) before they are installed will also help with the slip. Most a...
by Chaps
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Boat mod help?
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: Boat mod help?

carpet adhesive can be tough to get off, xylene might move it if you can keep it wet with it for a few hours
by Chaps
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Extended Transom
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: Extended Transom

Well it sounds like you have thought this out. Have you considered what you will do if the plan doesn't work? It looks fairly new and it's likely a valuable boat in its current state . . .
by Chaps
Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Extended Transom
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: Extended Transom

Welcome to the forum! On your project I would recommend you talk to the designer/engineer at River Hawk to get additional input on your idea. As far as handling goes, the changes you'll notice by hanging the Merc on the transom won't necessarily translate once the engine is set back on a bracket. On...
by Chaps
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Kicker motor electrical grounding question?
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: Kicker motor electrical grounding question?

I'm not suggesting it has to be done, I'd characterize it as "can't hurt". More important IMO is insuring that the boat hull is adequately protected with the right type of sacrificial anodes that are properly installed. If the kicker has solid continuity to the hull in that case then all the better....
by Chaps
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Kicker motor electrical grounding question?
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: Kicker motor electrical grounding question?

You don't want the hull acting as the negative side of a circuit for a 12v device (a pump with no ground wire for instance). That is entirely different than "bonding"
by Chaps
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Advice needed on bilge corrosion.
Replies: 25
Views: 1181

Re: Advice needed on bilge corrosion.

Start doing it and you'll soon decide how far you want to go and how hard you want to work. Don't remove so much metal that you start reducing structural strength.
by Chaps
Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Advice needed on bilge corrosion.
Replies: 25
Views: 1181

Re: Advice needed on bilge corrosion.

MT you'll likely not get the results you want from welding heavily corroded areas, best to just clean up, grind or sand out what you can, treat with your truck acid and call it good.
by Chaps
Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Which bottom paint ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2661

Re: Which bottom paint ?

Sheesh, you guys are really laying it on thick . . . painting boat bottoms ain't rocket science, just a matter of finding someone dumb enough to want to do it . . . :banghead:
by Chaps
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Which bottom paint ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2661

Re: Which bottom paint ?

Thank you Kevin!
by Chaps
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: My new North River Seahawk Offshore 24'
Replies: 53
Views: 7977

Re: My new North River Seahawk Offshore 24'

Well BCTony finally has his boat back after it spent a bunch of time in Oregon receiving his latest round of mods and some warranty work at the factory. The boat was brought to me Tuesday of this week on a transport for the full enchilada bottom paint job and we pulled some long hours to have it rea...
by Chaps
Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: My new North River Seahawk Offshore 24'
Replies: 53
Views: 7977

Re: My new North River Seahawk Offshore 24'

Hi Kevin, sure, its blast to white metal which gives a profile then epoxy, I thin the first coat a bit so that it soaks into the roughened surface. Etching, converting, etc. not necessary on a freshly blasted substrate. Most yards and dealers will attempt to achieve adhesion with chemical treatments...
by Chaps
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: My new North River Seahawk Offshore 24'
Replies: 53
Views: 7977

Re: My new North River Seahawk Offshore 24'

Its actually the third coat of epoxy. Please tell me you wanted black anti-foul on the bottom Tony 'cause that's what it is this morning!

(the 1st pic is the bottom after sandblasting, 2nd pic is first coat of epoxy, 3rd pic is third coat of epoxy)
by Chaps
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: V2025HT Hardtop Pacific Skiff
Replies: 16
Views: 1766

Re: V21HT Hardtop Pacific Skiff

I'm still messed up, someone has advised me that the boat is a 2025. Word of advice, if you ever offer to help somebody sell something make sure you know what it is you are selling! All my fault, jumping to conclusions when I should have done a better job asking the owner questions.
by Chaps
Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: V2025HT Hardtop Pacific Skiff
Replies: 16
Views: 1766

Re: V21HT Hardtop Pacific Skiff

There is no trailer. I took some pics of it yesterday and they all came out crummy because I did it with an old phone and the sunlight was white hot blah, blah . . . anyway here's a couple. Note the extra stowage compartments in the bow and the big one behind the helm seat which doubles as a cushion...
by Chaps
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: V2025HT Hardtop Pacific Skiff
Replies: 16
Views: 1766

Re: V2325 Hardtop Pacific Skiff

Yes, Washington but be advised that I screwed up the posting. I thought it was a 23 because thats what the Pacific decal said it was but I was just informed by the owner today when I actually went to look at it again that its a 21' and that the factory put the wrong decals on when it was shipped
by Chaps
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: V2025HT Hardtop Pacific Skiff
Replies: 16
Views: 1766

V2025HT Hardtop Pacific Skiff

SOLD Posting this up for an elderly friend of mine. He bought it new in 2008, the main has 350 easy hours, has always lived on a lift in front of his house. Nicely loaded up from the factory, lightly used, looks like new. $34,000 cash. Lift also available. Click on pics for larger size. None nicer ...
by Chaps
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Your Alloy Boat
Topic: Aluminum Extrusions
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: Aluminum Extrusions

Most chine extrusions are proprietary to individual builders so not typically available but you might try Alaska Copper & Brass in Seattle as they may still sell some profiles
by Chaps
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Crozier Owners - Question
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Re: Crozier Owners - Question

I wish I owned one . . .