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  • #16
    arcalaska,

    Sorry to ask again, but I was wondering where did you get your plans? I have been looking at some plans from Specialty Marine for 25' and 28' boats, and was wondering about the quality of the plans. I am also thinking of making a driftboat first and may purchase the driftboat plans (cheaper) to assess the quality of the plans.

    I'd appreciate any info you can give me.
    Thanks.

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    • #17
      N. lights I sent you another email, if your link works.
      http://groups.msn.com/ArcAlaskaWelding
      Dynasty 200DX
      mm350P,Trailblazer 301g
      Spoolmatic 30A
      R115, XR30A, SP32
      TD cutmaster 38 plaz
      PowCon 300sm w/feeder
      Lincoln Hi-Freq
      '05 Topkick Crew 4x4 Duramax Edge Juice w/Att 12' bed

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      • #18
        arcalaska,
        Great job and nice welding. Looks like there is fun in your future with that thing.
        Dynasty 350DX
        Dynasty 200DX TigRunner
        MM 350P
        MM Passport Plus
        Spectrum 375 Extreme
        08' Trailblazer 302

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        • #19
          Very impressive and quality project!!! Now, Iam land locked here so what is a drift boat? Carl

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          • #20
            arcalaska

            Awesome project! Beautiful beads. I don't know what I like better....big sheets of new aluminum taking shape or big stacks of money.

            Thanks for the pics.

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            • #21
              That looks like quite an expensive boat... but you likely can't buy one that nice. It looks good.

              On the vertical welds..are you bumping the trigger or moving up and down? Usually, I'd think that you bumped it, but the 350p is an incredible machine, and you could likely move up and down like stick welding, and still get a bead like that.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Engloid
                That looks like quite an expensive boat... but you likely can't buy one that nice. It looks good.

                On the vertical welds..are you bumping the trigger or moving up and down? Usually, I'd think that you bumped it, but the 350p is an incredible machine, and you could likely move up and down like stick welding, and still get a bead like that.

                Just a little pause for the puddle then up.
                http://groups.msn.com/ArcAlaskaWelding
                Dynasty 200DX
                mm350P,Trailblazer 301g
                Spoolmatic 30A
                R115, XR30A, SP32
                TD cutmaster 38 plaz
                PowCon 300sm w/feeder
                Lincoln Hi-Freq
                '05 Topkick Crew 4x4 Duramax Edge Juice w/Att 12' bed

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                • #23
                  arcalaska,

                  Got your first message and the one you sent today. Thanks, it seems if I was checking the wrong e-mail address. I'll look into them. Looks like they also do CNC cutting. I wonder if Uscola used them for any of his boats?

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by tallwelder
                    Very impressive and quality project!!! Now, Iam land locked here so what is a drift boat? Carl

                    They are used in rivers, mostly by fly fishermen.
                    http://groups.msn.com/ArcAlaskaWelding
                    Dynasty 200DX
                    mm350P,Trailblazer 301g
                    Spoolmatic 30A
                    R115, XR30A, SP32
                    TD cutmaster 38 plaz
                    PowCon 300sm w/feeder
                    Lincoln Hi-Freq
                    '05 Topkick Crew 4x4 Duramax Edge Juice w/Att 12' bed

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                    • #25
                      I had Alaska Steel price out the materials list for a 25' boat ($13,000) and a 28' boat($14,000) prices FOB Fairbanks. Kind of a no brainer in my boat 3' extra for only $1,000.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by NorthernLights
                        arcalaska,

                        Got your first message and the one you sent today. Thanks, it seems if I was checking the wrong e-mail address. I'll look into them. Looks like they also do CNC cutting. I wonder if Uscola used them for any of his boats?
                        He doesn't actually do the cutting, the parts I had cut were done in Seattle and shipped flat. The cutting was actually pretty expensive, shipping wasn't bad.
                        http://groups.msn.com/ArcAlaskaWelding
                        Dynasty 200DX
                        mm350P,Trailblazer 301g
                        Spoolmatic 30A
                        R115, XR30A, SP32
                        TD cutmaster 38 plaz
                        PowCon 300sm w/feeder
                        Lincoln Hi-Freq
                        '05 Topkick Crew 4x4 Duramax Edge Juice w/Att 12' bed

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                        • #27
                          That is an interesting project. Have you guys looked at the forum onhttp://boatdesign.net. It has several sub forums that are very specific . I was involved in the restoration of an aluminum Chris-Craft Roamer a while back that presented some unique situations. Good Luck and keep us posted! JEFF
                          200DX 350P 625 Plasma & other stuff I forgot

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