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Aug 13th, 2014 at 10:47pm
 
Taking a big crew out Saturday, meeting up with two other boats in Zippy Cove. Anyone planning on being out?
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Reply #1 - Aug 13th, 2014 at 10:50pm
 
im pretty sure the nordic and baja will both be at point venture.. we like the beach.. whats zippy cove? by the ziplines? if it is thats where aphrodisiac launches
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Reply #2 - Aug 14th, 2014 at 7:09am
 
I'm hoping to get a test run in soon, but won't be Sat (working that day). Gotta make sure it's ready for Labor Day.
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Reply #3 - Aug 14th, 2014 at 8:30am
 
Yep it's where the zip lines are. You guys should make a trip down. We'll be having a good time. I'd come up but I'll have myself, my buddy and 10 chicks so I don't want to be going distance cruise speed with ppl on the open bow.
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Reply #4 - Aug 14th, 2014 at 12:07pm
 
Depending what time you get out there, you may see him cruise by. He always has the dog/kid. So the beach about the only option. I'm bringing 2 girls and another guy with me.
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Reply #5 - Aug 14th, 2014 at 1:38pm
 
Aiming to leave marina about 1
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Reply #6 - Aug 14th, 2014 at 10:07pm
 
I keep my boat at Riviera as zo6 said and should be out Saturday for awhile, but will be at the beach.  Sad  Will have my toddler and 90lb bulldog that can't swim. Then off to LOTO next week!
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Reply #7 - Aug 15th, 2014 at 9:20am
 
I'm pretty jealous of you guys heading to LOTO. My darn brother is getting married so I had to skip that one this year.

Wave at us as you go by!
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Reply #8 - Aug 17th, 2014 at 10:30pm
 
I got out to the lake today!!  my daughters and I went to dink pearson and swam for a couple of hours.  I miss being on the lake but at least I got to enjoy it today!
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Reply #9 - Aug 18th, 2014 at 8:47am
 
That's something man. What's the hold up on the pontoon welding lately?
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Reply #10 - Aug 19th, 2014 at 7:01am
 
we were working on it last weekend.  we could not get the aluminum to strike an arc to allow welding.  when we did we had to be careful as the aluminum at the top is thin.  we are now planning on going with jb weld to seal the cracks.
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Reply #11 - Aug 19th, 2014 at 2:59pm
 
If that gets you out on the water safely, get after it!  Smiley
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Reply #12 - Aug 19th, 2014 at 9:00pm
 
nathan wrote on Aug 19th, 2014 at 7:01am:
we were working on it last weekend.  we could not get the aluminum to strike an arc to allow welding.  when we did we had to be careful as the aluminum at the top is thin.  we are now planning on going with jb weld to seal the cracks.


Know anyone good with oxy/acetylene welding? Filler rod may be a good bit better than JB weld.
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Reply #13 - Aug 19th, 2014 at 9:37pm
 
We tried that too.  And I have a mig as well.  Just nothing we have tried seems to work.  When tried the torch it was either too hot or not hot enought.  That's why we are thinking of going with jb weld.  It is above the water line I just don't want it to have a crack.
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Reply #14 - Aug 20th, 2014 at 10:34am
 
With thin alum I think you will need a TIG and someone with thin metal welding experienced. I too have tried the torch on alum. It doesn't work.   

Don't know how extensive the cracks are but if small and clear of other stuff, bet you could stop drill the cracks and apply a scab patch. Glue it on with 5200. That stuff is more like construction adhesive than sealant.  Maybe some blind rivets too for good measure.
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