Re: [bolger] Re: AS-29's current form
- ... He makes a point, the cost of the equipment for
welding is easily offset in that it is relatively easy to sell to
the next potential welder.
I have successfully arc welded a few items, but would rather go with
an acetylene torch outfit for a job as large as a 30 foot boat!
for plate welding you´d be better off with a wire welder. In Spain you
can buy them ( without the gas bottle) starting at arround 350 €. (
375$?) Considering it would be the majority of the investment in steel
tools, for a 30 footer, I think it is not the major issue.
- --- In email@example.com, "Jeff" <boatbuilding@g...> wrote:
> I like working with steel but it's noisy and you have to have niceneighbors if you do it more than once every couple years! LOL
Great point Jeff and one worth seriously exploring by anyone
contemplating a steel boat.My boat yard neighbour,who is building a
Roberts 40, regularly makes so much noise, either hammering or
grinding his welds, that I can hardly hear myself think(not that
there is all that much going on up in my attic)but it is I who must
wear ear plugs! Too bad there was not a way to build it so that it
could be tuned,like a steel drum,all fired up for some Calypso
music :-)Fortunately,he mostly works on Fridays and Saturdays but he
tells me he has a few weeks vacation coming up in the middle of
About the only way a person could pull off this sort of ear-drum
shattering racket in their"backyard" would be if they lived in an
area zoned for industrial...heavy industry...manufacturing. I cannot
imagine a regular neighbourhood ever putting up with it for very
long.At least not as long as it takes a part-timer to build a
Peter Lenihan,not yet deaf but a little crazy nontheless,from along
the shores of the St.Lawrence........