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Old 27-01-2012, 09:54 AM   #1
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Bravo Gimbal welding / machining

Who is best for welding and machining of a mercruiser bravo3 gimbal ?.

Is there any one in the Portsmouth, Southampton area you could recomend ?.

Or any one further away I could always courrier it to them.

What sort of price do you think it would be?.

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What needs welding?
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Old 27-01-2012, 11:24 AM   #3
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Gimbal ring wear and the steering pin to take out the wear / play.
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my opinion on welding and machining shafts is unless you REALLY need to don't do it. i have built up and machined countless shafts with various techniques but you will get distortion. i use a rotary welding fixture for this at the moment but the smaller the shaft the more likely you are to get distortion. heating the shaft in such a direct location will also result in a heat effected zone likely to weaken the component. it can normally be straightened and machined fine but normally not worth the agro

unless its vastly rare or a very big shaft put new/second hand parts back.
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problem solved.....

http://boatmad.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20040
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