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  1. #1
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    Can you weld on nose cones to a bravo 1

    if not why?

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    Registered Pure Energy's Avatar
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    It might weaken/stress or warp the case. I am not saying it can't be done but I would be afraid

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    All the shops I have seen put on nose cones use special epoxys to install then feather the edges in.

    The reason you cant weld on a Bravo drive (except on maybe the skeg) is because of the metal distortion and stresses caused by heat

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    As long as you have a good welder it shouldn't be a problem.

    I had mine tacked on then filled it with epoxy and then smoothed it in with Bondo.

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    Registered Madcow's Avatar
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    I asked my drive guy abot that a couple of years ago, and he recomended against it because if you hit something it may just knock the nosecone off, and not damage the drive. Hey, I know it's a longshot, but every little bit helps.

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    I had a nose cone on my old drive. The was a very slight crack at the edge of it where the filler and aluminum met. Nothing major, proably just a different rate of expansion. When I put the new one on, I had it tack welded on. Nothing more than that, just a couple of small beads. I then filled and sanded like normal.

  7. #7
    Mike J
    Over the years I have TACK
    welded a lot of nose cones
    with NO problems.
    I make 4 tacks top & bottom at the webs and on
    each side.
    Since mercury has changed
    their castings in 1996 I beleive,They are not as good a quality "IN MY OPINION" and have more pitholes. I have not even
    tack welded nose cones on
    the NEW Castings, Just use the Epoxy.
    Mike J.

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