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by North
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum Boat Cabins
Replies: 54
Views: 41037

Re: Aluminum Boat Cabins

Hi Kevin - I am planning to start on the first panel, the vertical bottom one which would be welded to and follow the curve of the sheer guard. Rather than the 1/2 height as you had suggested, I would like to keep this bottom panel as low as reasonable and therefor have a higher top panel, allowing ...
by North
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum Boat Cabins
Replies: 54
Views: 41037

Re: Aluminum Boat Cabins

Hi Kevin - Yes, that does clear up a lot for me. The inner sheer guard on my boat does curve with the sheer. It is NOT a line. It is effectively a piece of pipe (slit down the middle) welded over the topsides at the sheer, and then has a piece of about 5" flatbar welded horizontally on the inside (c...
by North
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum Boat Cabins
Replies: 54
Views: 41037

Re: Aluminum Boat Cabins

Sounds good Kevin - yes, the plan view design is my biggest question or concern.
thanks
by North
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum Boat Cabins
Replies: 54
Views: 41037

Re: Aluminum Boat Cabins

Hi Folks - question for Kevin or Yofish.. I am hoping to buy the two 4'x8' x 1/8" sheets for my cabin top in the next month or so. I measured today roughly where I would like the forward edge of the cabin to start and it is about 6 feet from the bow stem.. just aft of where it really starts to becom...
by North
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum Boat Cabins
Replies: 54
Views: 41037

Re: Aluminum Boat Cabins

Hi Kevin - you make some good points and yes, it would be hard for anyone, let alone me to keep the side straight while welding angle/sliders on to the cabin sides. I would be interested in seeing more of how you would build the sliders on a bench! I am not planning on having any back wall/ door on ...
by North
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum Boat Cabins
Replies: 54
Views: 41037

Re: Aluminum Boat Cabins

Kevin - I really appreciated you taking the time to respond with such detailed and insightful input and advice. I understand most of what you have written, but need to digests a bit of it longer. I really like the suggestion of splitting the cabin sides into 2 sections. For side windows I plan on so...
by North
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum Boat Cabins
Replies: 54
Views: 41037

Re: Aluminum Boat Cabins

Hi Kevin- yes, all of those details and things to consider or watch out for are certainly appreciated and will help with planning. I could build the cabin midships, to go around my existing centerconsole, but i like the look of a more forward cabin and it frees up more space towards the stern for fi...
by North
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum Boat Cabins
Replies: 54
Views: 41037

Re: Aluminum Boat Cabins

Hi Kevin and all - another busy year has passed, but I think I will have time this fall and winter to start on my cabin.. Earlier in this thread you have given me advice to decide on cabin top thickness based on use, etc. I am leaning in on having two sheets of 4x8x1/8" bent / press braked along the...
by North
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: True Grit Aluminum Build
Replies: 14
Views: 1727

Re: True Grit Aluminum Build

more pics of alignment..
by North
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: True Grit Aluminum Build
Replies: 14
Views: 1727

Re: True Grit Aluminum Build

Beautiful work! I wish my topsides would have looked as nice as yours! I have only built one aluminum boat, so take this with a grain of salt... and I concede to whatever the experienced and very helpful Kevin and Yofish may recommend, as they build for commercial use and abuse and i built for recre...
by North
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum Boat Cabins
Replies: 54
Views: 41037

Re: Aluminum Boat Cabins

Hi Kevin, Yofish and others.. I may finally get around to welding in some type of cabin this winter ( to replace the temporary bimini top i have used for 4 summers now)- per previous posts I am planning a somewhat curved aluminum sheet roof (likely from 2 sheets of 4' x 8' material or perhaps 4' x 1...
by North
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: slow but sure improvements Double Eagle in Aluminum
Replies: 4
Views: 3750

Re: slow but sure improvements Double Eagle in Aluminum

Had the boat out briefly when I put it in a couple of weeks ago (haven't been able to get out since). With some pitch taken off the prop, Iam now able to get 3000rpm WOT (max intermittent rpm for the engine is 2800rpms which delivers 150hp). So, I think i am good- engine should not be overloaded thi...
by North
Fri May 31, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?
Replies: 61
Views: 74837

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

Hi Kevin, I will likely not make any rash decisions or purchases.. if one of my feeder cabinets sells, i may just keep the other feeder and push-pull gun for my xmt304 - i do like having 300 amps (on single phase) and high duty cycle. I could then opt for a mid range ac/dc tig, with adequate power b...
by North
Thu May 23, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?
Replies: 61
Views: 74837

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

Thank you both for the input on these machines. Lots of options if i can free up some cash by selling one of my feeder cabinets and guns.. and possibly the XMT304...but, i do need to do a fair amount of Mig in the next 6 months, and don't want to leave myself with no power supply until i can get a n...
by North
Mon May 20, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?
Replies: 61
Views: 74837

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

Question for Kevin or Yofish - I see above that Yofish (easliy_connected his) XR feeder/ push -pull cabinets to an Everlast DC MIG model. I am currently running a Miller XMT304 CC/CV power source and run 2 Miller XR feeders and push pull guns (only needed one,. but the 2nd one was a great deal..so I...

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