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coolahba...
coolahba...

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 12:36pm

Post Subject: welding

hi i would like to have new door hindges and latches welded onto my boat for security measures.Is it ok to have them welded on whilst in the water and if so what measures would need to be taken to ensure no damage i.e to electrical system or stray currents ect. thanks

Tony-B...
Tony-B...

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 4:48pm

Post Subject: welding

The case for electric welders damaging electrical equipment is far from clear cut but if you want to be sure disconnect the batteries and alternator. The welder may have special device that may offer further protection. The closer the "earth" camp is to the welding site the more likely the current is to flow straight from the rod/wire to the negative clamp. Any decent welder should take all necessary precautions. I have no problems with having electric welding done whilst afloat. Tony Brooks

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