Moderated Discussion Areas
  ContinuousWave: Post-Classic Whalers
  weld failures, 98 whaler hard top

Post New Topic  Post Reply
search | FAQ | profile | register | author help

Author Topic:   weld failures, 98 whaler hard top
tim2me posted 11-18-2002 09:57 PM ET (US)   Profile for tim2me   Send Email to tim2me  
Has anyone experienced any weld failures of the aluminum supports to their hardtops? What should I do? Is it a safty issue?
Jerry Townsend posted 11-18-2002 10:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jerry Townsend  Send Email to Jerry Townsend     
It is hard to field your entire question - but you obviously have to have it weld repaired. Get a good qualified welder with a TIG welder who knows what he is doing and repair the weld. Since there was a problem with the original weld, have him beef up the joint while is doing the job. --- Jerry/Idaho
Tom W Clark posted 11-18-2002 10:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

You might want to check out this thread:

tully_mars posted 11-18-2002 10:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for tully_mars  Send Email to tully_mars     
If you have a Conquest then you will have weld failuers due to insufficient bracing. Several 23' Conquests here have had them including mine.

Conveniently, Whaler shipped me a retrofit kit for mine after I had it fixed by a local shop. Turns out I think I like my fix better than Whaler's, but we will see in time.

Good luck!

Tully Mars

tully_mars posted 11-18-2002 10:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for tully_mars  Send Email to tully_mars     

Tom, you beat me to my own thread!! Too fast for me! :)

Tully Mars

Post New Topic  Post Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | RETURN to ContinuousWave Top Page

Powered by: Ultimate Bulletin Board, Freeware Version 2000
Purchase our Licensed Version- which adds many more features!
© Infopop Corporation (formerly Madrona Park, Inc.), 1998 - 2000.