Need Help /Advice Raising Deck To Add Windlass
Hi everyone. I have a Boston Whaler 190 Outrage(19') center console. I have been reading this forum for few months and I think the projects you guys undertake are really impressive. I'm planning to raise my front casting deck so I can add a much needed windlass because of a back problem I have. I'm thinking of making the structure out of welded 1/16" boxed stainless steel and making the decking out of something strong.
I used to do autobody work many years ago, have arc welded, gas welded, and spot welded before. I still have my gas torches/tanks and a portable Spot Welder. I've never welded stainless steel before and need some recommendations given what I want to do and what I have to work with or might need to get.
What do I need to have to weld stainless steel? What should I make the decking out of, and any other suggestions? I'm not hung up on using stainless for the structure.
Thanks for any help you can provide. All recommendations appreciated.