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    Boom Bale Hole Repair

    Keeping the strops in place is one thing you have to solve. Padeyes, lashings, something - they won't stay put on their own. 
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    Boom Bale Hole Repair

    Right - it isn't just the location of the hole in the section, but how far from the end that is important. If the hole is very near the end, then all the aluminum has to do is stand up to the bearing of the bolts going through. I'd weld in a tube for that to increase bearing beyond the thickness...
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    Boom Bale Hole Repair

    But is it 6000 series? I wouldn't weld it if it were, but some 5000 series aren't nearly that bad after welding. Maybe Hall can tell you, or you can have it tested. Also depends a bit on where the patch is. In some areas on a boom neither strength nor stiffness matter, some areas one or the...
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