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ive never seen a diamond airboat in person so my question is that do they tig there hulls or are they mig like some of the airboats ive seen? thanks
 

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Some critical parts of the hull are TIG welded. Most of it is MIG welded. I will say that of all the brands of airboats I have seen, the welds on a Diamondback are in a league of their own. There is no other boat manufacturer that has welds that are even remotly comprable to the welds the guys at Diamonback produce.
 

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Some critical parts of the hull are TIG welded. Most of it is MIG welded. I will say that of all the brands of airboats I have seen, the welds on a Diamondback are in a league of their own. There is no other boat manufacturer that has welds that are even remotly comprable to the welds the guys at Diamonback produce.
yea ive seen some of the welds on there rudders and they were very nice some of the best welds ive ever seen
 

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The TV show " how its made" showed them using a mig spool gun...Tig is too flippin slow! Its fine for small parts but if ur making , lets say 200 3" welds putting T Bars in, give me a spool gun!
 

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The TV show " how its made" showed them using a mig spool gun...Tig is too flippin slow! Its fine for small parts but if ur making , lets say 200 3" welds putting T Bars in, give me a spool gun!
yea i understand t bars and stuff on the inside but i was wondering just about the hull i used to work at alwed and i know we tig welded all the hulls and everything on the inside was mig with spool gun
 

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I can't speak for them...but I am certified non-destructive weld inspector...and on my boat every weld looks like they used a spool gun except the deck and rudders look like they have some Tig welds.
 
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