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by crowsridge
Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Stern Designs for Outboard Powered Boats
Replies: 21
Views: 13478

Re: Stern Designs for Outboard Powered Boats

As always, thanks for the input. I hope to post pics of the whole build in a new thread soon. The pilot house is coming along very nicely in my view.
by crowsridge
Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Stern Designs for Outboard Powered Boats
Replies: 21
Views: 13478

Re: Stern Designs for Outboard Powered Boats

Afternoon Kevin, Since my first post, Ive done a lot of thinking, and in one way I want to keep it simple. I'm going to leave the existing width alone and go single main motor and have the mount just to the left for the kicker. In your line of examples, I'm thinking the 5th from the right. Add extra...
by crowsridge
Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Stern Designs for Outboard Powered Boats
Replies: 21
Views: 13478

Re: Stern Designs for Outboard Powered Boats

It was built for a 20" shaft and I want to get the new motors up higher out of the water with 25". You can see the kicker mount as it is now, but I want it on a fixed mount down with the main motor.
by crowsridge
Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Stern Designs for Outboard Powered Boats
Replies: 21
Views: 13478

Re: Stern Designs for Outboard Powered Boats

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by crowsridge
Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Stern Designs for Outboard Powered Boats
Replies: 21
Views: 13478

Re: Stern Designs for Outboard Powered Boats

Hi Kevin, Is there an easy way (not taking up a bunch of your time ) for you to elaborate the construction of the offshore bracket. I took a jet hull to a boat builder and he made a bracket for me. I'm upgrading the boat and want to hang either twin 150's or a 300 and a kicker. I'm worried about the...
by crowsridge
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Notes on Metal Boat Building Methods
Replies: 81
Views: 39990

Re: Notes on Metal Boat Building Methods

As others have said Kevin. The lack of response doesn't reflect the amount of value you are providing here. I have always been a wood worker and was shy about metal and scared of aluminum. After using your tips here and other posts, I can say "I LOVE ALUMINUM!" Unless its a Glen L full on mahogany b...
by crowsridge
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Lincoln MP 210 with a spool gun
Replies: 7
Views: 3841

Re: Lincoln MP 210 with a spool gun

Thanks Kevin, That pic is from about a year ago. I was bringing railroad crossing gates home from work after being destroyed at crossings to practice on. That was the last time I tried the tig. I got discouraged because I couldn't get a consistent bead. I since found that the gates have impurities g...
by crowsridge
Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Lincoln MP 210 with a spool gun
Replies: 7
Views: 3841

Re: Lincoln MP 210 with a spool gun

Kevin, Thank you very much for the input. I will take every hint I can get. Like I said, I will keep practicing every day. I go out and work on my design. Cut out some pieces and clamp them up in place. Then I will go melt some wire on the scraps and try and duplicate the joints I just created with ...
by crowsridge
Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Lincoln MP 210 with a spool gun
Replies: 7
Views: 3841

Re: Lincoln MP 210 with a spool gun

Joeyak, I just bought the Miller 211 with the 150 Spoolmate. I got it rather than the Lincoln because it had (IMO) less to go wrong with it. IE the digital controls. I had never mig welded aluminum before and barely played with my Lincoln tig before 6 weeks ago. I am pretty comfortable with my welds...
by crowsridge
Sat Sep 27, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: buildingform to trailer
Replies: 22
Views: 5941

Re: buildingform to trailer

Svemole,

Ive put a strap around the transom rather than all that pressure on the bow eye. Just my .02.
by crowsridge
Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Jet Tunnel
Replies: 2
Views: 1103

Re: Jet Tunnel

Thank you!
by crowsridge
Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Jet Tunnel
Replies: 2
Views: 1103

Jet Tunnel

Hello all, I bought plans for the Rogue Runner a couple years back. I got the mahogany and meranti plywood and even got the frames built. But, I have since found that I can weld aluminum to a satisfactory level and am changing over to an aluminum version. I will use the wood for a boat better suited...
by crowsridge
Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner
Replies: 26
Views: 11601

Re: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner

WJY,

Thanks for the inspiration. Ive had the Rogue Runner plans for two years or more now. I have the frames cut out and glued. I had been practicing on my aluminum welding and have deiced to scrap the composite version and go aluminum.

Thanks again, Chris
by crowsridge
Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Jet sled framing
Replies: 2
Views: 3526

Re: Jet sled framing

Hi Willie,

Any progress on your boat? I have had the Rogue Runner plans for three years now. I have the frames cut out of mahogany, but have decided I want to build it in aluminum instead. Love to see your progress!

Chris
by crowsridge
Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Console Skiff completion
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

Re: Console Skiff completion

Nicely done!