- West midlands
OP probably won’t be able to run 6010/6011 on his machines, unless they have a cellulosic mode.
I don’t know why anyone would want to run 6010. It’s pig ugly, spattery, and has crap mechanical properties compared to a basic electrode.
I’d rather run some Fincord or FOX SUM. Nice smooth weld, fine ripple, good properties and not too bad in position.
Vodex is very good but getting really expensive.
From what I remmember ( and it was a long time back ) they were cheap, more than adiquate for the work and forgiving for us rather unskilled workers at the time, and you could stove, weld down ways with them. I dont think a long boat needs anything spectacular in the welding department, but Im sure someone will chip in with more info on prep and procedure if im wrong. I think design would be more important, any ship builders in the house?