Unfortunately, no, we do not weld pontoon boats while they are in the water or on a lift for a number of reasons:
Yes, we pressure test all of your pontoons that we work on. Every inspection includes pressure testing and visual inspection.
In order to give accurate pricing on repairing any pontoon boat we must perform an inspection. Inspection includes pressure testing and a visual inspection. Cost of the inspection ranges from 0-$240.
Yes. Once we inspect your pontoon boat we will provide you a written estimate along with pictures of any damage we find, as well as a detailed description of the problems. The estimate will be accurate to the penny. After our quote is accepted, we will never charge more than the agreed upon price.
Most of the time, no. A very common problem with pontoon boats is the brackets which connect the pontoon to the deck. The stress on brackets creates cracks around the weld where it is welded to the pontoon. Small cracks form around the weld on the pontoon. These cracks allow water to enter the pontoon. If not fixed soon enough, eventually these brackets will literally punch through the pontoon. So although most cracks form around welds, it is not actually the weld that it is bad. It is the material of the pontoon that is weak.
The short answer is “yes,” but it is generally not a good idea to simply weld the cracks. Once the cracks have formed in a pontoon this means that the area is stressed and fatigued. While we can just weld the crack closed, the weld will not last very long. In order to ensure the crack does not form again the area must be reinforced with thicker material.
Yes, we guarantee all of our work. If one of our repairs breaks, we will repair it again at no cost to the customer. The only thing the customer is responsible for is getting the boat to us.
Most likely, no. Lake of the Ozarks is an extremely rough lake. All of the wave action causes a lot of twisting on the structure of the pontoon boat. It is EXTREMELY common for cracks to form in all pontoons regardless of the manufacturer. If there is a pontoon that doesn’t break on the Lake of the Ozarks, I wouldn’t know what it is.
As far as we are concerned, there is no boat which is structurally better than any other. If buying new, make sure there is a warranty on the actual pontoons. Some even come with a lifetime warranty. But even a company offers a warranty on the pontoons, ask around and see how good they are about honoring that warranty. There are some manufacturers which don’t do a good job honoring their warranty.
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If it's made of any kind of metal, we can fix it or fabricate it. INSURED, locally owned and operated. We offer FREE estimates, and guarantee our work.
We serve the entire Lake of the Ozarks area including Osage Beach, Camdenton, Lake Ozark, Eldon, Versailles, Sunrise Beach, and other surrounding communities.
Augello's Welding and Fabrication, LLC
363 State Highway MM
Sunrise Beach, MO 65079