I don't know what it weighs but it feels heavier than I thought it would.Very nice, What's it weigh?
John,It will weigh the same as steel. Did you purge it during welding?
I googled solar flux and it would have been a great way to go on this project.Purging is the best but there is a product called solar flux that works well for what you are doing. It looks nice and I can appreciate how much work went into it. Good job.
Thanks milehigh,Nice work. Usually a 75% argon and 25% CO2 mixture is best for thinner stainless.
Are you going tubing with this setup?
Thanks ob1,I'm a self proclaimed/wannabe engineer and designer. Function is without question, but then I love style! That thing is beutiful!! Make sure you add some pics to the "raft porn" thread. It can use some more pictures to go with all of the gabbing.
He followed pretty typical cat-frame design, and it isn't as bad as it looks. I know, because before I catboated I saw them and though the same thing. Yes, there is risk, but the benefits of this type of design are excellent. As with all boating, be careful and have fun!I hesitate to say anything negative because that is a beautiful piece of work. I have a Tig and never even tried welding ss before so I can imagine it's way worse than 6061 T6 Aluminum. I just see your small tube design and think entrapment. Please be careful if you put this rig on Big water.