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Re: welding and welder options

Originally Posted by Lou452 View Post
Many a hope has been dashed by a poor cheap machine.
Hehe I'm already convinced! Just not sure I want to pack three different ones!

I honestly think one of the little tig/stick toaster sized jobs would be best. But I'm just not sure I want to abandon Aluminum.

Another option I though of last night was maybe buying a cheap used gas generator welder, I could use as a power source.

Something like:
Blue Star 145 DX & 185 DX - Engine Driven Welders - Miller Welding

Once the boat is done, I suppose I could take it apart, take all the panels off and mate the head to a water-cooled diesel. in the engine room. Do you think something like that would be up to fairly heavy full time charging duties as a marine genset? It could drive stick directly or gimme ac to use a mig tig too. Wouldn't take 'that much' more space than I really wanted.
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