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by cbrammer
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner
Replies: 26
Views: 12792

Re: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner

Great Job on your Rogue Runner. Makes me want to make another boat.
by cbrammer
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Scrambler update
Replies: 113
Views: 42475

Re: Scrambler update

Wearl, Your Scrambler looks GREAT! I've been using mine all summer and now that the kids are back in school I’m getting ready to paint my interior this fall before the Steelhead start to run. Our local river boat builders use a paint called ZOLATONE for interior finish. I just ordered a gallon of Zo...
by cbrammer
Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: How to keep a raw aluminum outer hull looking good?
Replies: 5
Views: 4089

Re: How to keep a raw aluminum outer hull looking good?

Thank you for your help in understanding this Kevin. I've got enough time in on this that I don’t think I will be welding on it any more so --- it’s time to think paint! I'm not looking forward to stripping all the hardware and wiring off that’s in the way (or the motor).
by cbrammer
Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: How to keep a raw aluminum outer hull looking good?
Replies: 5
Views: 4089

How to keep a raw aluminum outer hull looking good?

I'm getting a lot of discoloration --burnt/ blue discoloration on and below the water line of my aluminum hull (from being in the water). Would wiping the outer hull with Allodyne help to keep the discoloration from happening? Or what can I do to keep the clean aluminum look?
by cbrammer
Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Scrambler update
Replies: 113
Views: 42475

Re: Scrambler update

I switched my 60 hp over from jet pump to prop last week and the boat came to life. Now that I have put some time on this boat the way it was meant to be used I decided I want to add a side rail to defect the water (about 1/2 way up the sides) as well as making a few other small adjustments prior to...
by cbrammer
Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Scrambler update
Replies: 113
Views: 42475

Re: Scrambler update

Wearl, Yes, I’m going to paint it once I move a few things around. I have had it in the water 5-6 times now and the raw aluminum discolors a lot. I just acid wash the discolored area to bring it back to a bleached white look but I don’t consider that more than a temporary solution. I had it on a riv...
by cbrammer
Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Scrambler update
Replies: 113
Views: 42475

Re: Scrambler update

Nice work. That looks sweet!
by cbrammer
Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Scrambler update
Replies: 113
Views: 42475

Re: Scrambler update

I did grind all my welds smooth below the water line except where the tig welding is at the seam from the side plate to the bottom plate. I also took out my transverse frames where they interfered with my shelf but left them in place under the decking. I’m going to try waxing it to see if it will ge...
by cbrammer
Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Scrambler update
Replies: 113
Views: 42475

Re: Scrambler update

frostop, The tunnel works great. The intake is still about 3/4 inch below the bottom of the hull. But I think that might have more to do with the motor being set back cause of the jack plate rather than a issue with the tunnel design. The boat does about 20 mph with me solo with the jet (i'm 270) an...
by cbrammer
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Scrambler update
Replies: 113
Views: 42475

Re: Scrambler update

That's great Wearl! I just got mine back after over a week at the dealer who installed my motor. I'm hoping to use it for the week. My boat is still a heavey for a 60 jet (40 at the pump) but want to spend some time on it before I start looking at a bigger motor. Other than being over weight the boa...
by cbrammer
Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Scrambler update
Replies: 113
Views: 42475

Re: Scrambler update

I took the boat out Saturday. This was the 1st time I could keep it going on plane for a good period of time. But just 10 minutes into the ride the motor started to act up and the engine alarm was going off. I am wondering if the Jet is getting enough water fed thru the jet pump to keep things cool?...
by cbrammer
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Scrambler update
Replies: 113
Views: 42475

Re: Scrambler update

Well, I finally got the boat back with the motor installed. Unfortunately the boat is too heavy to jump on plane and move well with two people in the boat with a 60hp jet. The gas tank is forward of amidships (plans said not to do that). I’m thinking I will need to relocate it to the stern or just r...
by cbrammer
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Scrambler update
Replies: 113
Views: 42475

Re: Scrambler update

The boat dealer who is installing my tiller arm and jet pump called today. Everything is on the boat--- but the throttle cable that came in is 18” too short for the new tiller arm (I knew it was going to be something). So I thanked them for the update and asked if they would next-day-air the new cab...
by cbrammer
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Scrambler update
Replies: 113
Views: 42475

Re: Scrambler update

Frostop, I know you’re looking for feedback on the California Jets tunnel design I integrated into the hull. But I still don’t have the tiller or the jet pump hooked up. I did drop off the boat yesterday so they could install them-- now that the tiller is at the dealer. But might not get it installe...
by cbrammer
Thu May 24, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Scrambler update
Replies: 113
Views: 42475

Re: Scrambler update

Thanks Kevin I did take your advice and etch the entire bilg and interior already. I already hAve scotch bright pads And will start on the deck soon. I'm not looking forward to masking off but I already have the epoxy primer and if i can find a calm morning I might get the deck/interior done. Thanks...