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Old 15 May 2005, 12:23   #1
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Outboard bracket welding

Hi I need help with a solution on Mariner 50 - the power trim has been removed , and damaged has occured accross the locking peg while being transported - I am looking at a different solution for transporting, but wondered if the crack across the top of the peg would need tig welding or would be ok just as it is, but with a small hole drilled to stop the crack spreading further? Any suggestions would be well received.

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Old 16 May 2005, 05:43   #2
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The small probably wouldnt hurt, however bear in mind that the crack may still propogate and also the small hole may also allow the crack to expand slightly.

Ideal solution is as you say to have it TIG welded by someone experienced in welding aluminium alloy.
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