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 Post subject: 5052 or 6061??
PostPosted: 13 Jan 2018, 00:01 

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what would yall recommend to patch a jon boat hull? is there a huge advantage of using 6061 over 5052?

all repairs will be welded fyi


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 Post subject: 5052 or 6061??
PostPosted: 13 Jan 2018, 09:35 

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I would use the alloy that is easiest to weld.

Unless you have a very large section, the yield strength shouldn't be a big factor.


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 Post subject: 5052 or 6061??
PostPosted: 15 Jan 2018, 19:58 

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kinda what I was thinking. we use 5052 to make our class 8 fuel tanks here at work so I figured 5052 would weld just fine


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 Post subject: 5052 or 6061??
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2018, 14:12 

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Also depends on if you are bending the material? Some Aluminum is not great for this...


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 Post subject: 5052 or 6061??
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2018, 19:19 

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yes it will be bent....a lot! im thinking 5052 might be the better alloy


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 Post subject: 5052 or 6061??
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2018, 21:56 
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I'd use the 5052. Pretty sure that's what some boat builders use. 5052 will bend more then 6061 before breaking.



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