Captains And Owners Come From Far And Wide To Have Foster’s Handle All Their Aluminum Boat Work
They Know We’ve Earned Our Reputation As The Place To Go In Fort Lauderdale For Outstanding Aluminum Boat Repair
We take the necessary precautions and steps to ensure that our work is going to be done properly and that our work will be Exceptional.
Two Essential Ingredients To Great Aluminum Boat Repair – They Seem Obvious, But You’d Be AMAZED By The Number Of Places That Don’t Take These Basic Steps
Essential Ingredient ONE: We always begin by checking that we have the appropriate gauge and thickness of aluminum. This seems elementary, but you would be surprised by the number of jobs that fall short because of failure to ensure that the technician has the correct materials. If a technician doesn’t start with the correct thickness and gauge of aluminum, nothing is going to turn out right.
Essential Ingredient TWO: It is absolutely vital that you have an experienced technician, and certified ABS Welder performing the repair or fabrication.
Be Certain That Your Welder Knows Which Method To Use, And Has Experience Performing The Kind of Work Your Yacht Requires
We will help you identify the type of welding that is required. We often employ TIG or MIG welding techniques:
- TIG Welding (Tungsten Inert Gas) works by using a tungsten rod to create an electrical arc between a tungsten rod and the aluminum material, performed in an argon-rich environment.
We often use TIG welding when working on a unique shape, such as rounded or curved areas –that require a strong fusion and a nice cosmetic finish.
- MIG Welding (Metal Inert Gas Welding) uses an arc of electricity between an anode and a cathode in the environment of a non-reactive gas to generate heat that melts aluminum and mixes and merges the metal.
When the technician removes the heat, the melted materials cool and solidify, forming a strong fused weld.
Foster’s Yacht Service Welds and Repairs Aren’t Just Strong and Durable – They Look Good, Too
When our welding is finished, all welds look like a stack of dimes and are very neat and professional.
We’ve Created Just About Anything Your Mind Can Conceive In Aluminum – Interior and Exterior, Custom Fabrications to Repairs – We’ve Done It All
If you are interested in having some aluminum boat work done – a repair or a custom project, just give us a call. We can give you a detailed estimate and description of the work required.