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Recently I fabricated a new loader grate for a friends jet river racer. I copied the design he had. It worked well at the races in San Angelo. However it became apparent due to another crash out there that a loader failure is extremely dangerous! The loader I fabricated was mild steel and mig welded. I was wondering if any one could suggest the best welding procedure and material for a loader? Also why are they not constructed of stainless steel and tig welded?
 

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Mig welding is fine.

Chrome moly minimum of 3/16 thick

They have been made from mild steel for a long time. Those seem to be the ones that have failed recently that have been documented. Mild steel on a regular lake boat I'm sure is just fine.

But they need looked at frequently.
 

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Chrome

Chrome had not crossed my mind. Thanks. The boat is an 82mph ride, not too fast but i want it to be safe.
 
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