Da boat

Chancegoodman

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Alright so this project is for the other kind of off-road . The water
My buddy has a 20ft center console that we use for fishing and since he’s got we wanted to do a t-top for the boat. We started off with a loose plan and just went for it.
Material we have used was some 2-3/8” aluminum tubing but it was all anodized so we had the fun time of sanding the ever living shit out of it to get through that layer
Once we got all sanded down and it was time to weld we used some 3/32” rod with my everlast welder that did damn well I will say and recommend it for anyone looking for a welder for aluminum
 

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With tooling we were pretty basic with a notcher off Amazon that’s a knock off of the jd2 one tape chop saw grinder and a square and this whole process has been pretty good experience with my minimal tig experience to just saying fuck it and figure it out as we go and as long as the material was clean it wasn't that bad to weld until I would hit a patch of anodizing that was missed
 

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Still have a bunch to go with adding pole holders and some stand off to tie it back to the console along with making a storage compartment
 
Nice, Chance! Check out Martinmarinedesign on Instagram. The dude is a machine at anodized aluminum. I think he burns right through it using the cleaning action of ac tig
 
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