I'm looking for a welder locally to make a minor adjustment to my raft frame. I purchased a custom built frame (no idea who made it) to go on my Aire SDP, but the oar towers are only 6" tall. I would like to add an additional 2" to the height of my towers. Seems like it should be a pretty simply fix for someone with skills and equipment.
Any recommendations for someone locally? Should I be concerned about previous experience in dealing with raft frames in the welder I choose, or is any competent aluminum welder going to be fine?
I had been working around the issue for this year with the Regal Sporting Technologies oarlocks. Just bushing them out with the nylon spacers. But now the oarlocks are starting to bend.
Regal Sporting Technologies Oar Locks
My other thought was wondering if anyone had success with using stainless bushings to solve the oarlock bending problem?
Thanks for the feedback and recommendations in advance.