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Project boat #7013951
10/10/20 07:37 PM
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Was given to me last year and I haven't had time to look at it until now. I was told it has some leaks...and it does LOL
Was previously used in one of the last commercial fisheries on Lake St Clair so to say it's been rode hard is an understatement LOL.
Today, I wire brushed around the rivets and then pressure washed all the loose paint and previous epoxy/jb weld repairs. Planning to flex seal and then paint but I need an overall plan first.
I may remove the front 2 seats and deck over the front 2/3 of the boat.
Planning to use it to run small creeks for trapping and maybe a bit of fishing.
First job will be to replace the transom and possibly add a drain and plug. This is the first tinner I've ever seen with no drain hole.
Any suggestions are welcome (as are smart -comments)
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Re: Project boat [Re: slydogx] #7013961
10/10/20 07:49 PM
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haven't tried this yet but been looking at it
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002IZFPQ...B1VI2&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

they recommend wire brushing around the rivet then heating the rivet for a few seconds with a lp torch just before application that it helps draw the epoxy in both sealing and making a tight mechanical connection.


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Re: Project boat [Re: slydogx] #7013963
10/10/20 07:50 PM
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Interesting


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Re: Project boat [Re: slydogx] #7013965
10/10/20 07:54 PM
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I have a old aluminum boat with a slow leak I had been looking at this sealer

but I had it flipped over in the yard and spray painted the rivets and it slowed down enough that I didn't bother

also a free boat

got another free boat this year I haven't had a chance to try yet

thinking about cashing some friends ponds if they don't mind


looking for a good boat I can put a motor on yet.


America only has one issue, we have a Responsibility crisis and everything else stems from it.
Re: Project boat [Re: slydogx] #7013971
10/10/20 07:58 PM
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I had a 14ft one similar to that. About 1960 vintage Dura-Tech.

One thing I did to find all the leaks prior to repairs was I put the boat securely on about a dozen cinder blocks on level ground and filled it part way ( about 3" of water ) to see where it was dripping. 3M 5200 was the cure on the spots where it was needed.

Mine also did not come with a drain plug. I examined it , studied it , measured it , and re-examined it , again and again. Calculated where the hole needed to be. Determined how much the hole saw thickness would effect the hole placement as I wanted the drain plug as low as possible to be able to drain it to the fullest extent without having it a 1/4" too high and be left with a puddle all the time or go too low and cut into the bottom of the hull.

Carpenter's old saying " measure twice , cut once "

In order to get it correct , you only have one shot. Almost no room for error.

Quite frankly , I measured that at least 15 times. Finally took the hole saw to it. Nailed it , right on the button. Very tough job getting it just so.


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Re: Project boat [Re: slydogx] #7013992
10/10/20 08:26 PM
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If you can identify the leaking rivets, bucking those rivets seems more durable than adding a layer of rubber.

A transom plug is a must. To make that as easy as possible, I'd just drill a hole and install some sort of bulkhead plumbing fitting that would take a threaded plug.

I like an open design. I would be doing something with those seats. I suspect they add rigidity to the sides and some replacement framing is appropriate. Maybe I would cut the middle 18" out of the seats to give me a way to walk through without removing the whole seat. Still would require quite a bit of metal work to dress up the newly cut seats.

Looks like a good boat for choppy water.

Last edited by maintenanceguy; 10/11/20 04:01 PM.

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Re: Project boat [Re: slydogx] #7013993
10/10/20 08:34 PM
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P.m. member Osky if he doesn't respond to this thread.
He's done a few and knows the ins_outs of your project.


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Re: Project boat [Re: slydogx] #7014071
10/10/20 09:59 PM
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Whereís the boat in the pics? I donít see it.


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Re: Project boat [Re: slydogx] #7014073
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Never mind. I see it now. The camo is that good!


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Re: Project boat [Re: slydogx] #7014079
10/10/20 10:09 PM
10/10/20 10:09 PM
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You need one of these

425 HP and only $45,000.00


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Re: Project boat [Re: slydogx] #7014230
10/11/20 06:38 AM
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keep us posted , i will be watching

Re: Project boat [Re: AntiGov] #7014239
10/11/20 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by AntiGov
You need one of these

425 HP and only $45,000.00


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I'd use at least 3/4" plywood for a transom to support that engine...


I know I'm paranoid......but am I paranoid ENOUGH???
Re: Project boat [Re: slydogx] #7014319
10/11/20 08:04 AM
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JP, isn't the camo amazing? I'd stills be willing to bet that many many waterfowl were shot out of that boat over the years. Simpler times LOL


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Re: Project boat [Re: slydogx] #7014327
10/11/20 08:11 AM
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Is it Tin? or aluminum? Tin would be a heavy boat for hauling around. Around me Aluminum V hulls like that are selling for $100 - $150 on local Facebook market place. I bought 2 for my rental cabins. The aluminum boats leaked from about 20 to 30 rivets each. I filled with water and marked the leaker rivets while under boat. Then had a buddy hold a iron dolly and hammered them tight. Painted the bottoms with truck bed liner coating for traction. Still have some seepage but in 2-3 hours on the water its not bad. A plastic flat feed scoop bails that, and provides a pee can so guys don't fall over board whizzing from the Busch lite. I enjoy boat projects. Working on a 10 foot Jon boat on and off now. I plan to use it for about 6 miles of river by my camp.


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Re: Project boat [Re: AntiGov] #7014328
10/11/20 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by AntiGov
You need one of these

425 HP and only $45,000.00


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Should plane out pretty quick!!


your only allowed so many sunrises... I aim to see every one of them!
Re: Project boat [Re: slydogx] #7014329
10/11/20 08:14 AM
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I Haven't heard any real success stories about flex seal.


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Re: Project boat [Re: slydogx] #7014332
10/11/20 08:16 AM
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I wouldn't use flex seal. Just a small temp fix. I had an old jonboat with a few leaky rivets I was not impressed with flex seal...

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Re: Project boat [Re: slydogx] #7014357
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No success stories? How bout the boat with a screen door bottom ?

Re: Project boat [Re: slydogx] #7014367
10/11/20 09:15 AM
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x2 on no Flex Seal . My experience is it is only a short time fix.

Re: Project boat [Re: 330-Trapper] #7014402
10/11/20 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
I Haven't heard any real success stories about flex seal.


The true downside is winter temps. That stuff does not with stand freezing or sub freezing temps wether in use or leaning against the shed.

Get the boat off the ground, fill with water to a point, go under and Mark the bad rivets with a sharpie. Flip the boat drill out the bad rivets, no buggy. Reinstall solid rivets, you may want to dab epoxy around the rivet before setting. I use a back steel and an air chisel/gun. Cheap ones work fine.
Iím the type that Likes it done right. There may be lesser fixes.
I finished a deep v 16í Lund a month ago that now resides in Utah, chasing lake trout.
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