I am thinking of building a small tower for my 18' searunner to get the rods up and out of the tiny bit of space I have in my boat.
What size pipe should be used and what grade (1-1/2" / 1" / 1-1/4" 6061/6063 T3 Sched 40 or ??).
I don't have a bender - so I'd probably use a hand bender - is that possible to bend by hand (I'd buy a conduit bender). My biggest dilemma is that my little 140amp mig doesn't do so well with aluminum and I have almost zero exp with welding aluminum.
I have looked at some designs on-line and just don't want to cough up 2K to buy a pre-made one.
Any tips would be appreciated.
Last question - who has best prices in anchorage for anodized aluminum pipe? I know Alaska steel has it, but who are the others?