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02-14-2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 65,636
Posted By captct

Re: Aluminum Boats and Electrolysis

You just gave someone else shit for putting words inyour mouth sodont put words into others.Ive talked about wood boats and how much of a maintenance nightmare they are.Ive talked about Glass...
02-13-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 65,636
Posted By captct

Re: Aluminum Boats and Electrolysis

The US and British navies stopped building superstructures out of aluminum in the 70's.
The're a fire trap.
Much lower ignition point than steel.Useless for military applications...
The fact the...
02-13-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 65,636
Posted By captct

Re: Aluminum Boats and Electrolysis

You can't argue with the science , although there will always be a few who think the world is flat.
If you own a tin can be prepared for problems....and keep those zincs on ....you might get lucky
12-25-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,535
Posted By captct

Re: securing boat with high tides

Up here commercial fishermen use 6-7 inch sections of PVC pipe around a mooring chain.Attached to the piling the chain just rides up and down the piling on the pipe tubes with the tide.More durable...
12-24-2007, 09:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,869
Posted By captct

Re: People who call themselves captain......

I have no problem with it at all , on my boat I take the responsibilty for the safety of my passengers and crew....


I have a real problem though with that everlasting hee haw/ CB radio handle...
12-22-2007, 10:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,203
Posted By captct

Re: $3,000 per month??

I dont think you can get a better example of why you should never finance a depreciating asset. The concept of money loss is the same big or small.Ifthe boat payment was 300 or 3000 it matters little...
12-15-2007, 09:59 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,057
Posted By captct

Re: For all of you trying to sell your boat.....get ready....things might get worse....

The general rule of thumb is:

Never finance a depreciating asset.Its a no win situation from a financial perspective
12-11-2007, 09:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,595
Posted By captct

Material life span

So we know wood has been around the longest....then comes steel ...then aluminum ....then glass...Then cement...then composites

So how OLD is your boat and what is it made of?



Mine is 36...
12-09-2007, 11:45 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,310
Posted By captct

Re: aluminum catamaran

Wow is the aluminum crowd in here is either incredibly hyper sensitive or Im beginning to think these are nothing more than paid shills for the industry.Everytime someone tries to inform the public...
12-08-2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 65,636
Posted By captct

RE: Aluminum Boats and Electrolysis

The scary part is the speed at which it can happen IF the conditions are present
12-07-2007, 10:43 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 65,636
Posted By captct

RE: Aluminum Boats and Electrolysis

Zincs are the keyand they are like cinderella.If you wait to long and they expire at midnite and you forget for even a few weeks and the pie plate in question is being subjected to stray current.Say...
12-06-2007, 11:25 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 29,543
Posted By captct

Re: safety of small boats offshore

The top ten contributing factors
1.operator inattention
2.reckless operation
3.excessive speed
4.passenger behavior
5.no proper lookout
6.operator inexperiance
7.Alcohol
8.hazerdous water...
12-06-2007, 08:38 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 29,543
Posted By captct

Re: safety of small boats offshore

eight out of ten boating deaths occur on boats less than 20 feet long.

http://www.uscgboating.org/statistics/Boating_Statistics_2006.pdf

Some interesting reading
12-05-2007, 10:43 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 29,543
Posted By captct

Re: safety of small boats offshore

Because size matters and as a general rule the smaller the boat the bigger the risk if the weather goes snotty.
The type of boat also matters as in whether its a planing hull or a displacement...
12-05-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 29,543
Posted By captct

Re: safety of small boats offshore

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/north_yorkshire/7109495.stm

100 yds for this guy.
12-05-2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,502
Posted By captct

Re: pilothouse

The fairy tale is that the crap doesnt corrode. The hull truthis you have to watch aluminum for pitting along with a few others : stress cracking corrosion,groove corrosion,galvanic corrosion....can...
12-03-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 29,543
Posted By captct

RE: safety of small boats offshore

A cork huh....well maybe it is a great boat to hang on to once it capsizes...Never leave yourcork until it leaves you.Thats quite a selling feature in water that is so cold you WILL DIE of exposure...
12-03-2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 29,543
Posted By captct

RE: safety of small boats offshore

One day Im going to have to go to Florida to check out the state of the water down there .It must be like a mill pond in comparrison to other areas of the world.

In the PNW and further N up the BC...
12-02-2007, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,446
Posted By captct

Re: Bilge Pumps

I use two pumps as well a rule 3000 and a 2500 ....its major overkill.
But at what price safety.I also have a hand held and a built in wheel pump

Its one thing not to hook up a faulty pump and go...
12-01-2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,446
Posted By captct

Bilge Pumps

After reading the blip about the capsized 22 ft boat that filled up with water and flippedafter taking a big wave got me wondering.

How many boats are out there without pumps.

I have two and a...
11-29-2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,694
Posted By captct

Re: Boat Companies Closing Doors

It shouldn't surprise anyone.
Resin costs have hit glass builders hard.After the first oil crisis in 73.The costs of glass boats skyrocketed.That initial jump prevented millions of people from...
11-28-2007, 01:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,164
Posted By captct

Re: Gas vrs Diesel Inboards

http://yachtsurvey.com/GasNdiesel.htm

Pascoe has some good information
11-28-2007, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,935
Posted By captct

Re: classic hulls after conglomerate take over, mako...

Its tough being the little manufacturer.
Because often the only way to be profitable is to find a niche and stay relatively small.
Size is the great equalizer.If you get too big and try to compete...
11-26-2007, 09:46 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 44,816
Posted By captct

Re: Black Lab Mutual Admiration Society

How canwe not be around it when you keep pumping your thread back up to the top?

I was just get a little weary of allyou shills fertilzing the garden and continually regurgitating this thread with...
11-25-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 44,816
Posted By captct

Re: Black Lab Mutual Admiration Society

Hang there fat butts overa burning hotrail at let it rip....A head!!! ...pssssft...none of that high falootin luxury to be had here.

If you want paper....you bring yer own.Don't worry tho....it...
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