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Old 04-26-2019, 09:01 AM   #13
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City: Bainbridge Island/Petersburg Alaska
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Oz
Vessel Model: Bluewater 40' RPH 1979
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Originally Posted by Sea Word View Post
As a welder Iím always attracted to metal boats. And I pick mine up on Monday! One thing Iím thinking about a lot, as we will not have dock access with shore power, is how I can weld on board. Iím thinking that I need to either get a chubby genset or somehow rig one of my main engines to become a genset that can push 10k or so watts.
One thing Iíve noticed on other metal boats Iíve owned is a curious phenomenon where engine noise travels through water and transduces through the hull creating a strange sounds. Itís quite strong and can be noticed even from boats up to a mile away!
You might want to Google "Zena Welders" and look at their engine driven welders. I'm not a welder, but have been using their DC power generators on my bought for years.
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