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#1470155 - 08/25/09 08:21 PM boat repair question
Buck Nekkid
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my oldest son was given an aluminum 16' boat.its leaking around some of the rivets and it got a couple of holes in it.can anyone reccomend something he can use to repair the leaks.
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#1470295 - 08/25/09 09:25 PM Re: boat repair question [Re: Buck Nekkid]
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Dont know if it will work...JB Weld maybe.
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#1470533 - 08/26/09 05:53 AM Re: boat repair question [Re: 44fanatic]
stik
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we have/had a leaky canoe. drilled out the leaking rivets and replaced with machine screws and dev-con aluminum putty.
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#1470749 - 08/26/09 07:33 AM Re: boat repair question [Re: stik]
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don't know how well jbweld will work on aluminum never tried it.
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#1470963 - 08/26/09 09:25 AM Re: boat repair question [Re: bobthebowhunter]
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Just Googled "Aluminum Boat Repair" and got some good stuff -
- One compound that seems widely used is 3M 5200 sealant. The surface of the aluminum and rivet should be cleaned and the sealant is applied much like caulking. It forms a durable patch that should last years. It comes in a regular and fast cure format in 3 ounce and caulking tube sizes. One word of caution is to not buy more then you will use at one time since once opened it will cure in a day or two even if you reseal the tube.

- Another approach to repairing a leaking boat is sold by Cabelas Outfitters and is called Cabela's Aluminum Boat Patch. It is applied to a clean aluminum surface with the use of a regular propane torch. It can be somewhat inconvenient if the leaking surface has been painted since this will have to be removed with sandpaper or a wire brush. The area is heated with the torch until the stick of solid sealant can be wiped on. It can fix small holes, leaking rivets and cracks. Once the boat is demonstrated to be leak free it is possible to paint over these patches if desired.

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#1471205 - 08/26/09 11:43 AM Re: boat repair question [Re: Buccaneer]
stik
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get the devcon. you won't be sorry. it's what the air force uses to repair planes.
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#1471257 - 08/26/09 12:30 PM Re: boat repair question [Re: stik]
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sealed ours with duct sealant. can't remember the maker of it, but that was 10 years ago.
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