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    Air boat build 2



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      • #4
        Thats a lot of welding !

        Ji

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        • #5
          how much do the kits cost for a personalized unit.

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          • #6
            Air boat build 2

            we bought all the aluminum for a complete hull sides v broke the bottom with turning chimes broke in it bottom 1/4" transom & bulkhead 3/16" sides 1/8". all for about 3000

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            • #7
              Looks like it will be WAY underpowered with ONLY a 454 in it.

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              • #8
                Air boat build 2

                I have plans to build a 17 ft jet sled. I'm not going to start it until I'm comfortable welding alum. I just bought a miller 252, and I'm really trying to decided if I should just buy the 30A spoolgun? Or step up to the push pull gun?

                I have been welding aluminum with my 180 and spoolgun 100, for a couple of years. Obviously I just stepped it up with the 252!

                After building your airboat, that is really close to a jet sled. What would you recommend?

                By the way that thing is awesome, I hope my duck boat turns out half as nice as yours.

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                • #9
                  Air boat build 2

                  thanks!! a spool gun outta work fine that's what I have, but I worked at a boat factory some And they had a push pull they r awesome but pricey bout 1800 itself u really need a high freq set up for your visible welds

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                  • #10
                    Air boat build 2

                    Thanks, think I'm going with the spoolgun. Then the next purchase is the 280 hopefully if it ever comes out? Going to Tig all welds that will be visible. I have been spending time at a local aluminum boat builder here in Idaho really looking at how they put them together. The are using 350p with spoolgun and Dynasty 350's.

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                    • #11
                      Maybe you could give me some advice?? I have a 14.5ft Diamond back airboat and I have a few cracks I have to weld up is there any thing i need to know before i do this?? I have a Miller 211 with spoolmate100.
                      aluminum is 5052 by the way. thanks

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                      • #12
                        Air boat build 2

                        I would clean it with alcohol or acetone a couple times and heat it up with a torch depending on thickness how much.slighty brush it and wipe it down then weld. oxidized aluminum welds crappy

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