01-28-2010, 09:44 AM #1
- Join Date
- Aug 2007
- Reading PA
Anyone Ever weld skegs on plate while on ski?
Was wondering if anyone ever tig welded the skegs on to the rideplate while it was still on the ski???
01-28-2010, 10:55 AM #2
I have. Just take it slow and don't weld too much at a time. There's a rubber seal in the ride plate that you don't want to melt.
01-28-2010, 10:59 AM #3
welding skegs on your ride plate while being mounted on your ski is something i would not do at all. the plate gets very HOT when welding. i always remove the top plate and rubber gasket from the ride plate when welding skegs... then re-seal all bolts & rubber gasket with sealent to asure there will be no leaks.
01-28-2010, 10:04 PM #4
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01-28-2010, 11:26 PM #5
01-29-2010, 01:32 AM #6
I know it can be done, but if it goes wrong, you will have to take it off, and repair the damage.
I would err to safe, but then you never get anywhere being Mr Safe.
Its a coin flip in my estimation.
03-04-2010, 10:03 AM #7
What about a couple of tack welds??..I will be putting them on Mrs.Snos Rideplate with marine epoxy and was thinking of a couple of small tack welds for a little more strength..
03-04-2010, 11:50 AM #8
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
Used epoxy and tack welded while on the ski without issues but mine always get bent and rip off..must be from beaching my skiHave a fresh set was thinking of putting them on the new riva plate but not sure if it would help.Any thoughts.....
03-04-2010, 12:53 PM #9
- Join Date
- Apr 2008
- Plainfield, IL
I was thinking of tacking mine on like Snoman said. But Maybe it is a bad idea. How hard is it to seperate the plates? Can it be done without dropping the whole rideplate? I mean if its gotta be dropped might as well go open loop with a riva plate.
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