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JTAlberts
04-26-2014, 03:29 PM
I just saw an add for an old aluminum Marinette Seacrest that was completely updated. He has put stainless steel Struts with brass Cutlass and stainless steel rudders and brass bearings in the rudder housing. Isn't he going to have some major galvanic corrosion issues because of the dissimilar metals under water?

Stmbtwle
04-27-2014, 11:47 AM
I dunno. I think he'd better keep really close eye on his zincs. The Offshore industry has been using aluminum crew boats for years, and I doubt that the props and shafts are aluminum. They must have a solution.

GoVols
04-29-2014, 09:16 AM
If you're looking for a Marinette, my dock neighbor has a very nice one for sale in Nashville.

JTAlberts
04-29-2014, 09:57 AM
If you're looking for a Marinette, my dock neighbor has a very nice one for sale in Nashville.

Send me the details. jtalberts@yahoo.com

JTAlberts
04-29-2014, 10:02 AM
I called Marinette and to ask about the stainless steel struts and rudders. He said this is fine if the anodes are in good shape, the only issue he had was the brass cutlass bearings. They might cause an issue. I think the guy might be wrong, but he also mentioned this boat has the stock 22" props on it. That sounds like the boat is way overproppped.

Another thing I saw that was disappointing was that he replaced the generator and installed an air-cooled RV generator in the engine compartment. I am not sure how his exhaust for it is set up. He really went through a lot to rebuild this boat and I like the look of everything, but some of his decisions were a bit off.

http://houseboatsbuyterry.com/images/listings/star/star-out.htm

GoVols
04-29-2014, 10:30 AM
Here it is.
http://www.marinebrokerageservices.com/pre_owned_detail.asp?veh=3617817

42gibson
04-30-2014, 09:30 AM
I called Marinette and to ask about the stainless steel struts and rudders. He said this is fine if the anodes are in good shape, the only issue he had was the brass cutlass bearings. They might cause an issue. I think the guy might be wrong, but he also mentioned this boat has the stock 22" props on it. That sounds like the boat is way overproppped.

Another thing I saw that was disappointing was that he replaced the generator and installed an air-cooled RV generator in the engine compartment. I am not sure how his exhaust for it is set up. He really went through a lot to rebuild this boat and I like the look of everything, but some of his decisions were a bit off.

http://houseboatsbuyterry.com/images/listings/star/star-out.htm

the main thing I noticed about the boat is that it has no rails

easttnboater
04-30-2014, 11:16 AM
Well, it is spiffy looking - sort of looks like a trendy big city loft inside. But that type of generator in the engine compartment is a definite no-no, no matter how he has the exhaust plumbed.

JTAlberts
04-30-2014, 06:12 PM
Agreed. I liked the look but major decisions he made for the design were poor. I have walked away from looking at it. I found another one that I am interested in.