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I have a wake tower on my boat. It's a nice tower, but I need to have joints welded in so I can lower/remove it. There's a local guy that will take a look and give me an estimate.

Basically, there are four uprights that I will have cut and joints welded into place. The tower is aluminum. The joints can be bought or fabricated.

How much should I expect to pay? Any complications or concerns I should be addressing?
 

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I am not a welder, however I work with several.
Aluminum is tricky, not every welder can do it. Also it can be prone to cracking.
Good luck.

Mark
 

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...and needless to say, be careful if it's being welded while still on the boat. Not just from a fire hazard standpoint, but also grounding and any electronics you may have, AND I'd imagine sparks or a hot piece of slag would serious F up your gelcoat and/or upholstery.
 

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I'd be sure he's using TIG welding...Alum wire gun is not what I'd do. $.02
 

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Also be careful about aluminum + steel contact on boats; it will corrode over time.
 

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Thanks for the pointers. Hopefully I'll have the guy look at the boat tomorrow or Friday.

I'll try to post a pic later to give y'all an idea what I'm talking about.
 

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Chris,
To truly get an idea about your situation I think I need to come down there and go for a ride in the boat (before it gets any colder of course :) ).
 
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