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by Kevin Morin
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: MIG Welding Aluminum Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 4048

Re: MIG Welding Aluminum Guide

mcm', glad you're back posting here and thanks for your input. Could you post some pictures? Have you done a section/polish/etch to confirm your assertions about the Lincoln Pulse-on-Pulse weld penetration and performance? I have an MP 350 Lincoln and would absolutely appreciate learning enough abou...
by Kevin Morin
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum Boat Cabins
Replies: 39
Views: 37360

Re: Aluminum Boat Cabins

North, I'd say the first step in the design helix is to establish the wt that will be carried by the cabin top panel? Many of the boats you show will have crew walking on them with rafts, pots or buoy's lashed down for want of deck space and a need to stow these items for running. If you're not carr...
by Kevin Morin
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Farewell to my father...
Replies: 29
Views: 38559

Re: Farewell to my father...

My Thanksgiving in 2019 includes my thanks for a man I never had the pleasure of meeting. I was a bit young to communicate beyond ordering plans but for someone my age they were a tad expensive. Growing up in rural Alaska in the 60's Glen's ad's were in some editions of Boy's Life and a couple of ot...
by Kevin Morin
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Lines of a Hull
Replies: 7
Views: 9929

Re: Lines of a Hull

Aalexanov, glad you found the article clear and thanks for the post of the lines of the classic run-a-bout. Since my goal was to try to make clear the three classic views of the lines or hull intersections in the classic views; I used the dory shape in order to have the simplest boat possible for th...
by Kevin Morin
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: fred murphy
Replies: 16
Views: 11883

Re: fred murphy

jenny, wondering about the design element of the knuckle around the fan tail? There's a clear and very distinct line separation from the rub rail or external channel (?) not sure of section used to wrap the hull at this break? And the sheet's forming the fan tail knuckle- which is a couple inches (n...
by Kevin Morin
Sat May 25, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?
Replies: 61
Views: 72276

Re: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?

North, sorry for the poor reading comprehension!! You did address the AC TIG issue I just didn't see it! I've not used any power supplies with all functions in one chassis- regardless of brand- so I don't know what will or won't be present or how well that newer model will perform. I do like being a...
by Kevin Morin
Tue May 21, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?
Replies: 61
Views: 72276

Re: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?

North, I'm not familiar with any "green machines" so I can't answer. I do have a dedicated MIG power supply (Red) and a dedicated TIG power supply (Blue) and haven't any experience except these two brands (and Hobart, years ago, now owned as part of Blue/Miller). However, any MIG system can be combi...
by Kevin Morin
Sat May 18, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?
Replies: 61
Views: 72276

Re: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?

Miller MIG Power supplies. I want to take a post to mention recent experience with a Miller MIG power supply and to make remarks about the difference (fundamentally) between the Miller and Lincoln 350 MP systems. I've remarked before, not in too much detail, about some differences but now, having us...
by Kevin Morin
Sat May 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: 25' Skiff Build
Replies: 119
Views: 49522

Re: 25' Skiff Build

North, i see all the additional and previously unmentioned points!! I agree that if someone is married and that relationship won't stand the extra-work hours of a boat build? then it would be a good idea to find ways to shorten the hours needed to build. Marriages are way more important (in most cas...
by Kevin Morin
Fri May 17, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: 25' Skiff Build
Replies: 119
Views: 49522

Re: 25' Skiff Build

Hi Kevin - I agree with all of your points... with lots of hood time now.. for an amateur... I would certainly agree that i would have less distortion if I were to do it again.. Now have more skill and patience that when i started. North, very unfortunately for the good of many first time boats.......
by Kevin Morin
Wed May 15, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: 25' Skiff Build
Replies: 119
Views: 49522

Re: 25' Skiff Build

North, didn't you build the Glen-L Double Eagle, inboard ? Is that hull being offered as cut files? Not sure I'm clear on your remark about using an NC cut hull if you had it to do again? Perhaps I don't recall which hull design you built? Standards: Both Yofish and I try to build "clean hulls". Not...
by Kevin Morin
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?
Replies: 61
Views: 72276

Re: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?

Another aspect of aluminum welding that should be 'bumped' up here is welding 5000 or 6000 series aluminum with 4043 or even 4943 alloy filler. the welds will 'stick' but when they are bent backwards/break bend tested.... 4043 shows itself to be very very weak overall. However, many welders prefer t...
by Kevin Morin
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?
Replies: 61
Views: 72276

Re: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?

I regularly use expensive "professional grade" welding systems for both MIG and TIG. So I don't see much of the lower amperage systems' products unless I discuss them with others who own or have access to those types of systems. This post is about some "facts of life" having to do with a small "spoo...
by Kevin Morin
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Metal Marine Tanks (mainly welded aluminum)
Replies: 79
Views: 66525

Re: Metal Marine Tanks (mainly welded aluminum)

After some conversation about tanks' construction I thought I'd mention some links to some of the parts available online? I typically use aluminum pipe couplers, cut in half on the band saw as my tank wall weld in fittings. But... they're not for everyone! In the following links there are flange typ...
by Kevin Morin
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: 25' Skiff Build
Replies: 119
Views: 49522

Re: 25' Skiff Build

Yofish have a safe and relaxing trip to see your father-in-law and family! Of course I can't let it go! The Forum readers could use some follow up, and look forward to your return and a few posts before the season in the K.Bay opens up and you get busy enjoying the Lord's prettiest landscape anywher...

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