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Old 18-09-2009, 13:50   #1
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Welding Gases in the Caribbean?

What is the availability of welding gas in smaller islands around the Caribbean?
I'm thinking oxygen/acetylene might be easier than argon and co2. I am a welder and plan on making a few bucks from time to time and doing my own welding as necessary for my boat. Can I get these gasses everywhere?

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Yes. Certainly.

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Everywhere you go in the Caribbean there are welders. you never saw metal fall to pieces like you will see it falling to pieces in the tropics. It's a constant battle with corrosion ( rust never sleeps, especially when the climate is perfect for it 24/7/365).

Here, you bring in your empties and they just swap them out instead of filling the tanks you had.
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Lots of welding going on down there, but I wouldn't count on making much money off of it. Most places have strict laws to protect the local workers jobs, to get a work permit is not easy if possible at all, and in many places the pay is low to begin with.
Good luck, enjoy the cruise, but I wouldn't count on much income from welding
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