Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 29-03-2022, 18:38   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Portland, OR
Boat: Tayana 37 PH
Posts: 14
stress fractures on SS pulpit joints

Hello all,

So I have stress fractures on the pulpit joints of a tayana 37. Would it be acceptable to have the stress fractures re-welded plus SS plates welded to the joints for added strength? Or should I have a new pulpit built?

Thank you for your time!

Drew
Drew74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-03-2022, 18:50   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
Orion Jim's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Noank, Ct. USA
Boat: Cape Dory 31
Posts: 2,778
Images: 8
Re: stress fractures on SS pulpit joints

You really need a pro to take a look. The cracks may be due to work hardening or it was improperly welded initially, or subsequently by previous owners. If you provide your location you may receive some useful recommendations.
Orion Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-03-2022, 19:23   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Southport CT
Boat: Sabre 402
Posts: 2,208
Re: stress fractures on SS pulpit joints

We had some repairs made to our pulpit by having smaller diameter tubing welded inside the original material. Invisible and no concerns about it being strong enough.
psk125 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-03-2022, 10:46   #4
Moderator
 
tkeithlu's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Carrabelle, Florida
Boat: Fiberglas shattering 44' steel trawler
Posts: 5,329
Re: stress fractures on SS pulpit joints

Ditto on Orion Bill's post.

Could you post some photographs? That would permit us to roughly say repair or rebuild or replace.
__________________
Never let anything mechanical know that you are in a hurry.
tkeithlu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-03-2022, 19:22   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Portland, OR
Boat: Tayana 37 PH
Posts: 14
Re: stress fractures on SS pulpit joints

Thanks for all the input. Greatly appreciated!

After talking to the welder, I've decided to use the old base and new tubing. The old tubing was quite thin. Anyone know of any great pulpit welders in the PNW?

Cheers!
Drew74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-03-2022, 08:30   #6
Registered User
 
Boatyarddog's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Olympia, Washington
Boat: 1979 Mariner Ketch 32-Hull 202
Posts: 2,006
Images: 2
Re: stress fractures on SS pulpit joints

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drew74 View Post
Thanks for all the input. Greatly appreciated!

After talking to the welder, I've decided to use the old base and new tubing. The old tubing was quite thin. Anyone know of any great pulpit welders in the PNW?

Cheers!
Good morning,
I've had a lot of luck with Railmakersnw in Everett Wa.heres a link.
Railmakers Northwest
Custom railings, when I worked on lake Union in Seattle we used these guys extensively, great work.
Boatyarddog
Boatyarddog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-03-2022, 10:19   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Kennebunk ME
Boat: Owner built 60í Aluminum Expedition Yacht.
Posts: 1,475
Re: stress fractures on SS pulpit joints

There are a lot of excellent videos on welding stainless. The most common problem is argon coverage INSIDE the tubes.
We think itís a worthwhile investment in time to learn what great stainless welds look like and the steps needed prior to welding.
You cannot TIG in the wind or with dirty stuff or no argon on both sides of the weld...meticulous attention to detail in prep is necessary. Itís your boat and while you do not need to learn how to weld, itís a great idea to learn what a good weld should look like.
Welding Tips and Tricks with Jody has several videos.
Miller Welding too.
A good welder should be happy to spend a bit of time explaining this to you.
Lastly, you get what you pay for...itís a real skill.
Happy trails to you.
The manatee crew.
Manateeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-03-2022, 10:20   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: Ontario Canada
Boat: Jeanneau SO 389
Posts: 1,081
Re: stress fractures on SS pulpit joints

There is a fella in this group with a new CnC cutter. He posted a SS radar mount
Rumrace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2022, 13:57   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Portland, OR
Boat: Tayana 37 PH
Posts: 14
Re: stress fractures on SS pulpit joints

Thanks everyone! Some really great information. Chatting with a few places in WA now on a price. Great idea on knowing the difference between different welds.
Drew74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2022, 14:02   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 1,315
Re: stress fractures on SS pulpit joints

I will just comment anecdotally, we had what sounds like very similar cracks, we had them rewelded with little gussets added. They held up terrific after that (20 years now).
Breaking Waves is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hairline hull fractures Opinions please KeithSnedden Monohull Sailboats 21 05-07-2021 01:02
Low-pressure fuel joints and compression fittings sdynes Engines and Propulsion Systems 2 04-04-2014 14:18
Keel joints John Tonks Construction, Maintenance & Refit 0 01-03-2013 01:07
Reality Check - Fractures Offshore maxingout Health, Safety & Related Gear 28 18-02-2010 17:31
Is it possible to put joints in a Mast ??? capcook Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 18 17-05-2008 20:38

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 23:36.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.