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Fisftime



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:24 am    Post subject: Leaking aluminium boat Reply with quote

What is the best solution for fixing leaking rivet's on aluminum boat?
thanks in advance
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Quint's Revenge



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen rivets pulled and the hole welded up, the rivets replaced and the floor being picked up and each rivet was sealed one by one from the inside. I am not sure which worked the best but they are some options.
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SkeeterRon



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOCTITE...!

You can use a few different items:

1) Loctite Fixmaster underwater Repair epoxy
2) Loctite Metal Magic
3) Loctite Fixmaster Aluminum putty
4) Loctite Fixmaster Superior metal
5) Loctite Fixmaster Aluminum liquid

If you need location as to where you can purchase these items let me know I can help you with that.

Can you tell I work for Loctite? Wink
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SkeeterJim



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SkeeterRon wrote:
LOCTITE...!

You can use a few different items:

1) Loctite Fixmaster underwater Repair epoxy
2) Loctite Metal Magic
3) Loctite Fixmaster Aluminum putty
4) Loctite Fixmaster Superior metal
5) Loctite Fixmaster Aluminum liquid

If you need location as to where you can purchase these items let me know I can help you with that.

Can you tell I work for Loctite? Wink



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Bass Addict



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skeetron, can you send me some free samples:) That stuff works great but is definitely expensive.
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RUSSELL J. HALL



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THE BEST REPAIR I'VE FOUND FOR LEAKING ALUM RIVETS ...... A. DRILL OUT RIVET B. INSTALL IN THIS ORDER..STAINLESS PAN HEAD BOLT (SAME SIZE AS HOLE) 3/8'' WASHER(STAINLESS STEEL)THEN ,FAUSET WASHER(TYPE USED TO REPAIR LEAKING FAUCET,RUBBER,OR BETTER YET SYNTHETIC) INSERT THIS IN HOLE FROM OUT SIDE. C. ON INSIDE INSTALL 2ND FAUCET WASHER,S.S.WASHER,THEN NYLON LOCKING NUT D. TIGHTEN DOWN. ...I,VE REPLACED MANNY RIVETS THIS WAY AND NEVER HAD A REPAIR FAIL . SONE LASTING IN EXCESS OF 20 YEARS.
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slimecoat



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have an older rivoted boat, with a lot of potential future leaking rivots, if you can access the entire bottom of the hull from inside the boat, such as a rowboat, I suggest you buy a gallon of the do it yourself roll on rhino liner type product, and coat the entire inside hull of the boat, problem solved and non skid too.
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SkeeterRon



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bass.

I'm sorry I never seen your replay. I can get one sample no problem.

Any particular product you want to use?

Ron.
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flippy



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aluma-weld, just clean and scuff area around rivet heat this stuff up and let it flow like solder aroung rivet, this stuff is STRONG, Rhino liner is a good option I never thought of that, that stuff is really strong also plus it will seal leaks you dont know about
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bigoutdoors



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

j-b weld works great,i used it on my boat 3 years ago and still holding strong
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bigoutdoors



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

j-b weld works great,i used it on my boat 3 years ago and still holding strong
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TurtleKiss



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JB Weld is awesome stuff, but I've only used it on autos. Mainly cracked oil pans.
slimecoat - The rhino liner is a great idea - expensive though! If anyone's got some left over they want to get rid of...my boat probably only needs a pint.

Damn, this thread is from 2007.
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SeaDog1



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi!

Rhino Liner will work very well -> But you need to put on the outside of the hull and at least to the boats outboard chime.

Reason is -> If you have a leaky rivet the water will get in between the Rhino Liner and inside hull and then will lift the Rhino Liner away from the hull.
With the liner on the outside of the hull the water pressure will press it upwards.
Also the Rhino Liner will act as a shield and protect the boat bottom from scrapes and abrasions just as it does truck beds.

SeaDog1
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TurtleKiss



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SeaDog1 wrote:
Hi!

Rhino Liner will work very well -> But you need to put on the outside of the hull and at least to the boats outboard chime.

Reason is -> If you have a leaky rivet the water will get in between the Rhino Liner and inside hull and then will lift the Rhino Liner away from the hull.
With the liner on the outside of the hull the water pressure will press it upwards.
Also the Rhino Liner will act as a shield and protect the boat bottom from scrapes and abrasions just as it does truck beds.

SeaDog1

Yeah, that's what I need it for...the bottom. Without a trailer, the underside gets scraped like crazy during the loading/unloading process. No rivets here, just fiberglass. But a gallon of that stuff is way more than I would need for my 6'8" dinghy...and if I could afford a gallon of it, I probably would have something better than a 6'8" dinghy.
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Fisherman100



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:54 am    Post subject: Kira Reply with quote

I can easily know how to solve the problem, I know some place but cant remember that makes a rubber like big mat that usually sits on a bed of a truck that is used for fishing poles so they wont break or scrape the bed so you could use the rubber net mat for the boat to sit on so the boat doesnt scrape or damage the truck or the boat it self but also you can tie it to the boat so it doesnt scrape the boat when it gets unloaded or loaded on the truck
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