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    Broke my kicker transom on the haul back to anchorage from Seward, nasty frost heaves. Who is the go to guy for alum welding

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    My go to guy is Gary out at Greatland Welding, Palmer-Wasilla Highway. Phone is 745-2383.

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    Thanks ill give him a call

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    Let me know if he can't get you in quick, I can weld it up for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKmud View Post
    Let me know if he can't get you in quick, I can weld it up for you.
    When could you do it?

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    Pretty much any evening after 5pm (except tomorrow).
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    Just take it to Mud great work at great rates, and a nice guy too !! No waiting either.

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    Hope I'm not 'jacking your thread, but... WOW that must've been some frost heave!! I'm assuming 7-9hp kicker(?) and that looks like a pretty stout piece of aluminum! hope your fix works out!

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    There was some wicked ones headed up to the hope junction! Hope you get get mended up quick!

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    9.8 and I also tied it off just incase some weird happened and it was to come off, it prob saved my motor from being another bump in the road

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    Remember (see past forum thread on aluminum welding) the heat affected zone at an aluminum weld is about 40% weaker than the original base metal. if you just weld the cracked piece back together it does not look like there is enough structure there to provide a solid connection. I think you need considerable beefing up to compensate.

    Don't just have that broken piece rewelded back the way it was.
    If you do, at least make sure it is a full penetration weld not just welded on the surface from both sides............

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    I agree with Bandito, I just did a job for a customer and fit the brace all the way around the pipe. You need a couple gussets to help hold this together. You really need to tie it all together for strength. You might want to fish plate with some thicker aluminum to the sides of the existing brace gussets. The metal fatigue is what caused the break. This needs to be stiffened. Good Luck, Gerberman

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    We got it put back together, it was a poor design to begin with. There was only about 1 1/2" attaching that side to the swim deck. I ground out and re-welded the break from both sides then ground the weld down on the inside and fishplated it with another piece of 3/16" plate. If it starts to crack again we can run a brace from the bottom side of the swim step to help support things.
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