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by Chaps
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Floatation Foam in an Aluminum Boat used in Saltwater
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: Floatation Foam in an Aluminum Boat used in Saltwater

loose styrofoam blocks, ping pong balls, inflatable air bladders, shipping peanuts . . . let your imagination run wild
by Chaps
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Work boat and paint over a soildly bonded existing but worn paint surface
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Re: Work boat and paint over a soildly bonded existing but worn paint surface

I don't know if it applies to aircraft coatings (flying machines seem to have special rules for everything) but most paint incompatibilities can be overcome with the use of tie-coat primers that seal off the old coatings from the new. Also, oftentimes what one might think is a reaction between paint...
by Chaps
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Work boat and paint over a soildly bonded existing but worn paint surface
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Re: Work boat and paint over a soildly bonded existing but worn paint surface

There's all kinds of paint systems you could use, one way would be to give the boat a light sandblast to clean everything up and get a consistent profile on all the surfaces, apply a coat of multi-purpose 2 part epoxy, scuff that up and then roll on whatever topcoat enamel you might want on there. W...
by Chaps
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Looking for go fast deep v center console design.
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Re: Looking for go fast deep v center console design.

Nicest thing I've seen like that is the Rock Salt 34 designed by Response Marine. I'll bet they would gin something similar up for you. So your cat is coming up to Seattle? Been so long can't remember what it was like . . .
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by Chaps
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Latest new guy from Oooooooak lahoma
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Re: Latest new guy from Oooooooak lahoma

Looking forward to seeing the pics!
by Chaps
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build
Replies: 51
Views: 5871

Re: 28' Crozier / Hunt - New build

gonna be nice!
by Chaps
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Joined From BC, interior
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Joined From BC, interior

Wow, is there any original Defender left in that rig? I can't wait to see what you do to that skiff!
by Chaps
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Its all new to me grounding vrs. Bonding???
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: Its all new to me grounding vrs. Bonding???

Guilty! Yeah, the term "ground" is just too easy to use in these quick discussions but Kevin is right about using proper terminology. The green wire that comes aboard in an 120v AC shore power connection is a "ground" wire and your hull is grounded to earth through it when shore power is plugged in ...
by Chaps
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Joined From BC, interior
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Joined From BC, interior

Is that a vinyl covered plywood deck in the forward section? Don't want that aft? Aluminum diamond plate across the large spans in your framing I think would end up flexing under weight?
by Chaps
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: Joined From BC, interior
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Joined From BC, interior

Just needs rigging and a deck, good project
by Chaps
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Its all new to me grounding vrs. Bonding???
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: Its all new to me grounding vrs. Bonding???

You need an aluminum anode(s) securely mounted to the hull, usually at the transom if you are mooring in saltwater or brackish/polluted fresh water. In really clean fresh water you might want your hull anodes to be magnesium. You'll want your hull connected to battery ground but no need for a big ca...
by Chaps
Tue May 16, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Painting aluminum: preperation details
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: Painting aluminum: preperation details

Good stuff, thanks
by Chaps
Fri May 12, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Boat leaks, hull structure on 22 foot north river.
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: Boat leaks, hull structure on 22 foot north river.

With boat on trailer fill the bilge or the bracket with water and see if any water leaks out
by Chaps
Thu May 11, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Painting aluminum: preperation details
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: Painting aluminum: preperation details

Good info there Kevin, thanks for the write-up. Am I to understand, then, that when choosing to prep aluminum with chemical treatments that we are simply developing a chemically induced anchor pattern on the metal? And that a chromate layer provides a better anchor point for coatings than acid etche...
by Chaps
Tue May 02, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 26 custom cuddy dual stations
Replies: 8
Views: 1673

Re: 26 custom cuddy dual stations

Nice looking boat. Can you put up a pic that shows the transom dead on with the engines up?
by Chaps
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: BAYRUNNER KEEL WATER
Replies: 9
Views: 886

Re: BAYRUNNER KEEL WATER

A photo or two of the keel component that is filling with water would help . . .
by Chaps
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: General opinion of Hewescraft Ocean Pro?
Replies: 13
Views: 1670

Re: General opinion of Hewescraft Ocean Pro?

Low deadrise, forward mounted pilothouse boats are a rough ride in heavy chop, no way around that, alloy or fibberglass. Not sure what you are using the boat for but moving the house as far aft as possible makes a huge difference in comfort if steep wind waves is your everyday deal. A custom boat fr...
by Chaps
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Chine and transom cracking
Replies: 4
Views: 776

Re: Chine and transom cracking

Those hand held drum sanders do a real nice job. Depending on the brand they either use an inflatable drum or the drum is built like a flap sanding wheel
by Chaps
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Advice for Corrosion
Replies: 31
Views: 2840

Re: Advice for Corrosion

Nice job there Tony!
by Chaps
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Blasting VS Sanding For New Paint
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: Blasting VS Sanding For New Paint

Personally I think the ultra short fuse meme on getting primers onto freshly abraded aluminum is overblown. I would pay more attention to cleanliness, thoroughness in sanding, meeting temp & humidity reqmts, application technique, mix ratios, etc., stuff that will have more bearing on the success of...
by Chaps
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Blasting VS Sanding For New Paint
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: Blasting VS Sanding For New Paint

I would not do acid wash/alodine, etc for interior work, that is some nasty stuff. Clean the metal, sand it, clean it again with hot thinner, apply Pettit etch primer then tie coat primer then Zolatone. Pettit has a kit http://www.pettitpaint.com/product.asp?id=82 they sell it as an underwater kit b...
by Chaps
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Blasting VS Sanding For New Paint
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: Blasting VS Sanding For New Paint

Thanks Kevin but it should also be added that I'm a "one trick pony" in that field of expertise because my prep processes for painting aluminum include either sand blasting or . . . sand blasting. I get away with that because I only do boat bottoms and in that case all the sand ends up on my nice sm...
by Chaps
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: New, to me, Boat; convert from work to fishing; stop corrosion
Replies: 25
Views: 1904

Re: New, to me, Boat; convert from work to fishing; stop corrosion

:clap: Wow, what a transformation Rocky, well done :clap:
by Chaps
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Flats Boat
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: Flats Boat

Kev, if the OP is checking in from the SE a flats boat is a shallow draft v bottom w/low freeboard. Think of the pics you've seen of guides on aft platforms poling their client along in thin water as they stalk bonefish but then when its time to move on they fire up the 200 hp short shaft outboard a...
by Chaps
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Wolf West Coast Cruiser details
Replies: 8
Views: 987

Re: Wolf West Coast Cruiser details

Pulse welding can be a nice system but he shouldn't need to grind any welds even with a more conventional rig. At any rate it looks like the new boat might be the best choice if you are stuck on owning that brand assuming the price on all these is CDN?