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    Quote Originally Posted by dallas_ View Post
    You and your crew have a fascinating story. Perhaps some local media would be willing to do a piece on your journey and drum up some publicity (and business) that way.
    Thanks, Its a good idea, been reading some tips here on ww about getting business- card, word by mouth, posting in yellow pages etc etc,

    We are kind of famous in in the sailing community in the area, but I think its more and easier to find work among the work boat fleet (will start weld on a fishing-trawler next week, shrimp sorting system made of alloy) will take some picture when we start. So we have work for maybe a month, but after that nothing in pipeline.
    So need to start knocking doors to get work coming.

    Cost of living in a big city is much higher than up on the farm, thats for sure.



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    Re: alu sailboat buliding

    Correct ?

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    Re: alu sailboat buliding

    Oh, is that shackle aluminum bronze alloy?

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    Re: alu sailboat buliding

    Brass I recon. Asked seller what to use . They said Cual8

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    Brass is what I thought too. Well, CuAl8 is not the wrong filler.

    The good news is that aluminum bronze is much more wear resistant than brass. Also, it has a lower melting point than silicon bronze.
    The bad news is that the filler still melts at a significantly higher temperature than brass. The suggested method is to use spray transfer.

    I don't doubt that your welding skills exceed mine, and I don't want to sound discouraging, but I expect this repair will be difficult. By the time you have it hot enough to melt the filler, the brass will be molten, and smoking, fuming and bubbling out zinc (don't breathe that in), so be quick.

    If I were trying this, I'd form some sort of a "mold" that would prevent the brass from running away from me.

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    Hopefully it works out OK, the only time I used this combination I hit it hot and fast, let each dab cool. 95% EP on AC


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    Quote Originally Posted by rlitman View Post
    Brass is what I thought too. Well, CuAl8 is not the wrong filler.

    The good news is that aluminum bronze is much more wear resistant than brass. Also, it has a lower melting point than silicon bronze.
    The bad news is that the filler still melts at a significantly higher temperature than brass. The suggested method is to use spray transfer.

    I don't doubt that your welding skills exceed mine, and I don't want to sound discouraging, but I expect this repair will be difficult. By the time you have it hot enough to melt the filler, the brass will be molten, and smoking, fuming and bubbling out zinc (don't breathe that in), so be quick.

    If I were trying this, I'd form some sort of a "mold" that would prevent the brass from running away from me.
    Thanks for tips. I'll try. If it doesn't work then I have to buy them at 30 dollar each.

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    Still work on a box for a trawler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeyang View Post
    Thanks for tips. I'll try. If it doesn't work then I have to buy them at 30 dollar each.
    Well, if anyone can do it, I'm betting on you. Anyway, $30? Ouch. Have you looked at wichard hanks? Since they're stainless, maybe they'll wear better for you?

    Something like this:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/STAINLESS-S...s/151977637145

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    That’s a cool mask a weldor!

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    Re: alu sailboat buliding

    fixing up blake toilet. new one is 4000 pound! crazy
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    Do ya mean to say it costs 4000 pounds?

    Or have ya run 4000# thru it?


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    Very cool project, I re-read this every few years.

    What are your travel destinations for the rest of this summer? Any repairs or refits aside from the sail clips?

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    Re: alu sailboat buliding

    Has not been very active here lately. But boat is doing good.
    We are running our own welding shop on the side also to finance the sailing part. (plus a farm ofcourse)

    Here is a question for you guys out there
    We have a sheet metal brake in cast iron with a crack. What is suggested way of trying to weld this up?
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    Re: alu sailboat buliding

    Can't tell from the photos just where the crack is located on the brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weldordie View Post
    Can't tell from the photos just where the crack is located on the brake.
    thanks. manage to weld up the crack in the end.
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    Short update. The Farm part is back in business. We have now 600 apple trees on the farm and a bunch of bee hives :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeyang View Post
    Short update. The Farm part is back in business. We have now 600 apple trees on the farm and a bunch of bee hives :-)

    and some pictures: :-)
    We also went sailing on a friends 100 year old wooden boat the other day. Its same as ours but in wood.
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    The welding business is doing good. We never had intention on making money in industrial world since we are by heart farmers, but its more money into making money welding on other boats than making honey but still interesting. Strangly its not many competitors welding in aluminum in Oslo area so we can charge around 100-120 dollar an hour.
    Honey sells for 15 USD per lbs. Plan is to process around 4 tonns of honey at full capacity (that is 100 hives) in 2 years. Not sure if possible to manage to get rid of that much to consumer though.
    Long term plan is having this boat roam the seven seas forever with money generating from a land based income.
    We learned the had way that even if the wind is free,its kind of expensive roaming around the seven seas.

    We also formalize our skills and will take exams in IWE/IWT.. (taking course now)

    Matter of fact, first exam today.

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    Re: alu sailboat buliding

    I've bought and refurbished several fiberglass sailboats over the years ranging from an 18 foot lake racing boat to a 32 foot Coranado center cockpit sloop. You spend an extraordinary amount of time in those projects and I am sure that's more than doubled when you do a build from scratch. I haven't done a steel or aluminum hull yet but those have always been higher on my preference list over fiberglass due to the durability factor.

    I talked with a guy who had a 50 foot steel hull Ketch Rig that he was selling (price was just a tad out of my budget). He told about how it got washed up onto the rocks during a hurricane in the Caribbean. They basically dragged it back into the water and then sailed to Tobago to have it hauled out and inspected. No major repairs other than cleaning and repainting the hull and replacement of 2 thru hulls that were showing minor leaks. This is why I always had metal hull as a preferred material. A fiberglass boat would have destroyed in this same situation.

    I'm still dreaming about retiring aboard my own 36-50 foot steel or aluminum hulled boat and just seeing where the wind takes me. Best of luck on your build project and do keep posting updates and photos as it progresses.

    BTW: Have you considered a lateen rig such as are used on the small sunfish sailboats? That style was used for centuries in the med even on boats your size and larger and is easily handled by 1-2 people even when up-sized to a 40 footer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Thomas View Post

    BTW: Have you considered a lateen rig such as are used on the small sunfish sailboats? That style was used for centuries in the med even on boats your size and larger and is easily handled by 1-2 people even when up-sized to a 40 footer.
    Not excactly that rig, but i was looking into chinese junk rig for a long time. But in end we ended up with traditional gaff rig setup.

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    Re: alu sailboat buliding

    I couldn't find some of those weld pics when y'all were trying to repair engine mounts. If you're doin' welds for others, I hope you've upped your game since then.

    Maybe that was another thread. If it was........my bad.

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    Looked like some pretty good welding to me

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