stainless mast

  1. mikewilliams Member

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    1 of six stainless masts I made last year.
    it's on it's back in this photo.
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  2. Tigman

    Tigman Forum Supporter

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    sorry for being stupid but a mast ? can you explain a little :dontknow::ashamed:
     
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  3. mikewilliams Member

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    I'm sorry. it's a lower mast for a police boat that we make at my work.
    here's a picture to explain
    Police-Boat-630.jpg
    I also make all the handrails on the boat.
     
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  4. Tigman

    Tigman Forum Supporter

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    Ah I was looking for the sails lol:laughing::doh:
     
  5. mikewilliams Member

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    I should have described/explained better.
     
  6. ronan

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    What grade of stainless did you use for that work Mike ?
     
  7. mikewilliams Member

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    its 316l ronan.
     
  8. ronan

    ronan Forum Supporter

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    I used to work with a lot of 316, its good stuff, but i thought a different grade was used for marine use.
     
  9. mikewilliams Member

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    everything we use is 316.
     
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  10. julianthegypsy Member

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    316L is marine grade, bit different to 316.
     
  11. Richard.

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    The L stands for low carbon. As above said. Marine grade.
     
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  12. Pete.

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    Looks pretty exposed for a welding bay Mike. Do you have any trouble with the wind blowing away your shielding gas? I lived in Llanfairynghornwy, Rhydwyn and Llaingoch and I know how windy it can get on the island.
     
  13. mikewilliams Member

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    I was right at the back of the workshop. When the guys opened the doors they usually let me know beforehand.
    I have recently changed the location of my welding bay a lot more enclosed and out of the way.
     
  14. GW8IZR

    GW8IZR Gone.

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    It certainly knows how to blow round here :-)

    ..... oh and rain.
     
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