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by Chaps
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Paint peeled off
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Paint peeled off

Obviously compatible products. I would suspect the primer surface may have had a thin layer of condensation on it when you applied the first coat of topside paint. Pretty easy to overlook, primer must be bone dry and air temp preferably over 60°f when applying alkyd enamels
by Chaps
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Paint peeled off
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Paint peeled off

Please provide specifics on paint & primer used. There is obviously some kind of product incompatibility or application error.
by Chaps
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Vinyl wrap
Replies: 1
Views: 864

Re: Vinyl wrap

A lot of alloy boats come through my shop and I see quite a bit of vinyl on hull sides. For the most part it seems to hold up better than paint. It will get puffy in spots if moisture gets under it like at welds, scratches or after-the-fact hull penetrations. The best looking jobs over time seem to ...
by Chaps
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: 12ft Skiffs
Replies: 1
Views: 847

Re: 12ft Skiffs

I imagine that you could build an 18' version for about the same labor. Thats why all builders seem to migrate to larger models over the years, doesn't cost that much more to build something that sells for 3x as much. Nice looking skiffs, I bought one license years ago when I thought about doing a b...
by Chaps
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Advice for Corrosion
Replies: 31
Views: 3514

Re: Advice for Corrosion

Hi Tony, Is that pitting or just oxidation? (my whole boat looks like that!) Could be moisture having its way under mill scale too. I'd get some commercial grade vinegar and slosh some in there, let it sit for a few days then rinse out. see if it cleans up. Bare alloy looking scroungy is in its DNA....
by Chaps
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Replacing/Plugging unwanted through hulls
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Re: Replacing/Plugging unwanted through hulls

easiest way is to get a threaded bulkhead fitting like this and then put a threaded plug in it
http://pvcpipesupplies.com/1-pvc-bulkhe ... 10ces.html

or search for a dedicated bulkhead plug in the size you need
by Chaps
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Quintrex 162 Topsider, 50HP Yam, 2-stroke
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Re: Quintrex 162 Topsider, 50HP Yam, 2-stroke

Need more info & pics
by Chaps
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: looking for new boat , Brand/model advise
Replies: 15
Views: 1829

Re: looking for new boat , Brand/model advise

On Pacific boats they use extruded chines. Do they weld them both inside and outside and or just one side? Any issues with corrosion at the chine? Any idea what grade they use of extruded material? Do they acid wash the bilge area of the boat before laying down the deck or just at the end? I will h...
by Chaps
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Pre-fab extended transom and Cuddy
Replies: 1
Views: 759

Re: Pre-fab extended transom and Cuddy

There are several shops in Port Angeles that could help you out
by Chaps
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Robotics not all that far away!
Replies: 16
Views: 1856

Re: Robotics not all that far away!

But there will likely never be anything but a crafty human crew fitting and tacking
by Chaps
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: looking for new boat , Brand/model advise
Replies: 15
Views: 1829

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: 1315

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: 1000

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: 2698

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: 2189

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: 686

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: 2295

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: 826

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: 1706

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: 1330

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: 1121

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: 1521

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: 892

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: 2295

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...