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Old 13-04-2012, 11:31   #16
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Re: Welder on Board?

I use both a TIG & Plasma cutter unit on mine. Cost me $700 about 2 yrs ago, use the diving compressor to pump up the tanks and then I made a manifold from yokes and hp hose to feed the plasma cutter, it sucks those tanks dry pretty quick so you have to be patient or very conservative using the plasma.
It will work fine but your air supply isn't unlimited.
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Old 13-04-2012, 12:40   #17
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Re: Welder on Board?

Many of our steel-boat owners / friends have welding tools onboard. In our plastic fantastic we do not need the tools but with highly appreciate our friends ;-)

BTW The plasma thing is pretty amazing to watch, I bet it is twice so much fun to actually play with it!

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Old 13-04-2012, 15:21   #18
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Re: Welder on Board?

I was just using a Lincoln Plasma cutter today that produced it's own air if you cut at 10 amps or below. I tried the setting and I could do Al pipes without a problem. Stainless may be more of a challenge....
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Nit in board but I played with non tug stick welding on a large miller gas powered welder. Put a bracket tying the rail to the anchor roller. I was quite impressed with the bead. Can't rcall now which stick I used but it laid out nice. On my destructive test piece the weld held way pSy deformation. How well it does in salt water in time will tell. I pressed butyl into the back side and it gushed prolific so I'm confident in my bedding. Nit the quality of tig welding but for simple I was satisfied. Now the pros can tell
me my anchor is going to go flying and maybe I'll worry
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