Would you ever think of doing this?

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    I don't know how to add a photo or screen shot but some guy punctured a hole on one of his pontoons, this guy comes to give an estimate, says he can fix it right now. Grabs his welder, jumps in the water (boat is on a lift) and welds the toon!
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  • #2
    Hey, I figured it out!

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    • #3
      I guess it's grounded well.
      Did you know that pontoon tubes are pressurized with air?
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      • #4
        Uh, I am not sure I would have done that, but hey, if it works....
        As of April 2nd, boatless for the first time in many years.
        2019 Tidewater 252 CC Twin F150's- SOLD
        2016 Tidewater 230 CC VF250 SHO- SOLD
        Mobile, Al.
        Dauphin Island, Al.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Parker Yacht View Post
          I guess it's grounded well.
          Did you know that pontoon tubes are pressurized with air?
          I had no idea, and that guy probably doesn't either, from the sound of it.
          As of April 2nd, boatless for the first time in many years.
          2019 Tidewater 252 CC Twin F150's- SOLD
          2016 Tidewater 230 CC VF250 SHO- SOLD
          Mobile, Al.
          Dauphin Island, Al.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Parker Yacht View Post
            I guess it's grounded well.
            Did you know that pontoon tubes are pressurized with air?
            Very light pressure if any. Bennington doesn't other than for QA test, just separated chambers. A lot of welding goes on here around the water, docks, lifts, pontoons, etc. Fixing tubes is usually drain it, weld the spot or seam, put plugs in, light pressure and soapy water spray to check for leaks, and done.
            Sanibel FL
            Axopar 28 Cabin, 2 x 200 Merc 3.4L V6

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            • #7
              I was just surprised at the electric and water aspect of the job.

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              • #8
                I'm getting a tingle just looking at the pictures. Lol

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              • #9
                Git-r-done
                I can't help but think if I was a better person I could've been a dog. 🐕

                Chet
                Amesbury, MA (work in Boston)
                1987 2855 Bayliner Contessa SB
                How can I help you?

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                • #10
                  He's a product of me....spring brake 87 or 89
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                  🤣😂

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                  • #11
                    At least he had his protective face shield on. Don’t want to damage those eyes

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                    • #12
                      We were having the pool stripped and surfaced with the pebbletek stuff. 3 guys show one morning and start draining the pool. As it is draining and about 5" down one guy plugs in an extension cord, wraps it around his neck twice, plugs in a Dewalt hand grinder (without the shield), walks into the pool and starts using it to cut just under the tiles. About 3"above the water line. My wife/GF/fiancee looks at me and says "is that safe?". I just took her by the arm and led her to the truck saying, Time to Go!

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                      • #13
                        If I did that, sure wouldn’t be any thinking involved!!
                        Thinking 34’ Fountain TE w/ trip 300’s
                        Or Possibly 33’ or 36’ Frontrunner
                        Got to get with Prop next week

                        Fairhope & Orange Beach, AL

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by Sans Peur View Post
                          We were having the pool stripped and surfaced with the pebbletek stuff. 3 guys show one morning and start draining the pool. As it is draining and about 5" down one guy plugs in an extension cord, wraps it around his neck twice, plugs in a Dewalt hand grinder (without the shield), walks into the pool and starts using it to cut just under the tiles. About 3"above the water line. My wife/GF/fiancee looks at me and says "is that safe?". I just took her by the arm and led her to the truck saying, Time to Go!
                          You got more balls then the guy doing the weld and pool combined, you got your wife, GF and fiancee all in the same truck, you're the man!

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                          • Sans Peur
                            Sans Peur commented
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                            Same woman, just depends on what kind of day it is.
                            We've been engaged for 11 years and she still wont marry me. Just speaks to her intellect.

                        • #15
                          Worked for a dock company years ago in Orlando and we had this guy who would jump in the water with an electric circular saw and cut away. The generator was rigged without a breaker switch.

                          I left A few weeks later.

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