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by steve-r
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: WTB Pacific Skiff
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: WTB Pacific Skiff

no affiliation but may be worth checking out http://juneau.craigslist.org/boa/3336300330.html
by steve-r
Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: Pacific V26WA6 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1003

Re: Pacific V26WA6 for sale

Welder, this Pacific appears to be the same one in Pacific's Delivery Showcase, built Jan 2012.
The only difference looks to be that they upgraded the power to a 300 Yamaha.
any idea what the intended commercial use was?
by steve-r
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Fishing your Alloy Boat
Topic: WCVI August17&18 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 997

WCVI - gotta love it!

Nice Hali! We just returned from 10 days in Nootka Sound, WCVI, ...an annual adventure. With the warmer water this year ( 69F in the sound, 58F offshore ) the sound was full of mackeral and countless pilchard baitballs. The humpbacks were active every day. http://www.aluminumalloyboats.com/gallery/i...
by steve-r
Sat May 05, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Barnacles on Aluminum/painting bottom right!
Replies: 7
Views: 1583

Re: Barnacles on Aluminum/painting bottom right!

Chaps, please enlighten me. The boat was suffering from more than normal electrolysis. Based on everything else he advised me about wrt that boat, including its value and inherent electrical issues, it seemed like a credible recommendation. His view was do it right to correct the problem up front , ...
by steve-r
Fri May 04, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Barnacles on Aluminum/painting bottom right!
Replies: 7
Views: 1583

Re: Barnacles on Aluminum/painting bottom right!

I recently looked at a potential purchase that had some hull corrosion, and the surveyor recommendation was: -soda blast (messy -needs an enclosed area ) or chemical strip to remove everything to bare metal ( sandblast removes too much material and may leave a wave pattern in the hull ) -light sandi...
by steve-r
Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: Motors: OB's, IB's, Diesel and Gas
Topic: Single Or Duals?????
Replies: 10
Views: 2203

Re: Single Or Duals?????

My vote is for the 300 single instead of twin 150's. I just sea trialed a Kingfisher 2825 w. twin 150's. The extra transom weight was a bigger factor than I expected..... the aft sat lower in the water and this caused 2 issues a) the scuppers were at water level, so 2 guys standing on one side allow...
by steve-r
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Honda trail bikes......who's got em?
Replies: 13
Views: 473

Re: Honda trail bikes......who's got em?

I still have the original Honda 90 engine, but the top-end tired with over 7700 miles on it, most of which came from previous owners. 3 fishing buddies have 90's...... a 72, another 77, and a 78......they take us into trophy trout lakes where the Winnebago's can't go Lots of good info here on the en...
by steve-r
Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Honda trail bikes......who's got em?
Replies: 13
Views: 473

Re: Honda trail bikes......who's got em?

here's my '77 after the upgrade to a Lifan 160cc engine,,,,,top speed 60mph!!!

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by steve-r
Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: Hauling Your Alloy Rig
Topic: F-150 w/Eco Boost
Replies: 7
Views: 1386

Re: F-150 w/Eco Boost

I've been window shopping as well and got intrigued by the F-150 ecoboost. More towing capacity than my Tacoma (6500lb vs 11,300lb) , and that means I can get a bigger alloy boat ( :clap: ) My searching hasn't turned up much, other than this forum http://fordecoboostforum.com/ where they discuss the...
by steve-r
Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Taxes on Canadian purchases?
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Taxes on Canadian purchases?

On July 1 2010 there was a change to Canadian taxes: in BC it went from from GST 5% plus PST 7% on new boats, for a total of 12% to a new Harmonized Sales tax of 12%. I believe private boat sales were previously exempt but now are subject to a new 12% TDP tax. More info here http://www.boatingbusine...
by steve-r
Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: Pacific2325
Replies: 16
Views: 1818

Re: Pacific2325

the binnacle looks like a single lever ...maybe i missed it but i cant see any steering or control rigging to the kicker in your photos.
are you running that kicker with the tiller ?
by steve-r
Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: 26 Pacific
Replies: 0
Views: 678

26 Pacific

not mine, just noticed the listing for sale
http://anchorage.craigslist.org/boa/1949735972.html
by steve-r
Sat May 08, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: hydrofoil stabilizer
Replies: 7
Views: 955

Re: hydrofoil stabilizer

I have one on my 90hp 2 stroke Yamaha. the benefit to me is getting on plane quicker with load, and staying on plane using lower rpm, which theoretically should improve fuel consumption if the engine is not working as hard. it cost me 3 mph in top end WOT speed, which i don't miss because I never ru...
by steve-r
Fri May 07, 2010 1:49 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Aluminum hull sound-proofing
Replies: 9
Views: 4159

Re: Aluminum hull sound-proofing

Jay, I'm thinking more walkaround pilothouse style than open. I guess the only time it would really matter is if you're actually trying to sleep. underway just deal with it and know that if you want the pounding to back off , slow down. in addition to the hull foam, is there any additional soundproo...
by steve-r
Thu May 06, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Aluminum hull sound-proofing
Replies: 9
Views: 4159

Re: Aluminum hull sound-proofing

Bob, interesting...the cost & weight tradeoff are important factors to consider, more than i expected. i didn't appreciate how expensive soundproofing materials are. wow! interesting thought to sound treat the cabin/cuddy instead of the hull. rain, wave lap, and a few age related issues ...thats all...
by steve-r
Wed May 05, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Aluminum hull sound-proofing
Replies: 9
Views: 4159

Re: Aluminum hull sound-proofing

nope, not a builder. didnt mean to be vague. just thinking about the sound-proofing decision if i were to have another alloy built without foam, and wondering how its done. my Kellahan is 3/16 bottom and 1/8 sides, has 4 longitudinal stringers, not too many cross ribs, is completely foamed under the...
by steve-r
Tue May 04, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Aluminum hull sound-proofing
Replies: 9
Views: 4159

Re: Aluminum hull sound-proofing

lotsa views, no opinions? how about some input from the builders on here?
by steve-r
Sun May 02, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Aluminum hull sound-proofing
Replies: 9
Views: 4159

Aluminum hull sound-proofing

Curious minds want to know :-) The hypotheses is: Aluminum hulls, while lighter, stronger, etc , can be noisier than that other stuff....hull pounding in a chop... wave slap at anchor, engine vibration, etc. Some mfg'rs spray foam, and we have the separate spray or not to spray polyurethane vs polys...
by steve-r
Sun May 02, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Polyurethane vs Polystyrene in Hulls
Replies: 24
Views: 2094

Re: Polyurethane vs Polystyrene in Hulls

Here is the Transport Canada link describing floatation requirements....looks like it applies to vessels under 6 meters ( 19 ft 8 inches ) .
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/tp ... -flot-test
by steve-r
Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Hey, anyone seen an aluminum boat around here?
Replies: 79
Views: 6597

Re: Hey, anyone seen an aluminum boat around here?

Dirtrich, this one might be too small for your needs but fyi http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/boa/1690601034.html or too large http://anchorage.craigslist.org/boa/1657631434.html or too rich http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/1695834842.html or maybe priced just right :-) http://seattle.crai...
by steve-r
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: High Speed Water Pickup
Replies: 9
Views: 1725

Re: High Speed Water Pickup

a lowcost alternative some old live herring bait fishermen around here have used is to re-purpose the speedometer pitot tube on the outboard. the gps has speed over ground, and the old water-pressure based speedo's aren't used much anymore. many outboards still have the built-in pitot pickup hole in...
by steve-r
Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Duckworth Offshore
Replies: 33
Views: 5595

Re: Duckworth Offshore

goatram wrote: Steve buy a bigger boat=no foam.

Workin' on it !!!
by steve-r
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Alloy Pictures
Topic: Duckworth Offshore
Replies: 33
Views: 5595

Re: Duckworth Offshore

An exposed wood deck that is screwed down and covered with glued vinyl will eventually suffer from UV damage, the vinyl will deteriorate, the wood, even if marine grade plywood, will get exposed to moisture that seeps under the vinyl and doesn't dry, and then it will rot, or let that moisture pass t...
by steve-r
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Whale Alloy !
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Whale Alloy !

is that a pic of Luna from Nootka Sound?