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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Originally Posted by Brent Swain View Post
Use rounded corners on any patches. Weld the rounded corners last . The rest, weld an inch, let it cool, then weld another inch , etc. This lets the welds cool, and shrink as far as they are going to, before closing the circle.
Quite true, Brent. .. and bevel the edges of the patch first also.

I guess my point is that it's hardly a trivial exercise.

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