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Thread: Boat Repair and Restoration (aluminum & fiberglass)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1perchjerker View Post
    Hanr3,
    Suggestion for your boat re-do.
    Place your batteries under your seats. Doesn't take up any more room than the seat.
    You won't be able to use a pedestal seat but most of the area immediately around a pedestal is unused territory.
    My seats are mounted on 2 supports (1 on each side) that reach from just behind the front of the seat to just before the rear of the seat. The simple ball bearing seat swivel spans the space on the top of the supports to which the seat attaches.
    This leaves a space more than large enough for my battery tray and battery. Can leave the batteries in place for recharging. Have never had a problem with acid corrosion of the seat swivel being above the battery. Have had the rig for 34 years and changed out the swivels twice, due to me being a large person, not corrosion.
    Hope this gives you an idea.
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    You mean something like this?

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    Tried the Mr. Clean magic eraser on the dock rubs. It worked great, took off 5 yrs. worth of them off the boat. Thanks for the advice.
    Dennis

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    That Mr. Clean is some good stuff and good for a multitude of applications.

    aj

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    use truck bed lining spray paint for inside of aluminum boats for non skid

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    Quote Originally Posted by INGrandad View Post
    Hey, I called it quits on my boat, time to go fishing. Just today I thought of how could make a frame from my leftover aluminum angle to mount a frnt Anchormate and to clamp the trolling motor onto. It's gonna have to wait, I'm tired of messing with it. Wish now I'd painted the outer hull this year, gonna be a b!tch doing it next year with the added weight now, I'll never get it off and turned over.

    It's only a 1436 so I really didn't want too high of a front deck. Plus, on a weekend evening there may be 2 or 3 of us walking around in it bowfishing, so I want to maximize stability. I'll find out this weekend if I've accomplished tt. (Fingers crossed)






    Old Evinrude is new to me and this boat, got a new Minn Kota Traxxis on it. New depth finder, Humminbird 565. The old livewell I converted to a battery box. Need some more storage, next winter I may have to build over the stern fuel/battery area.
    Pretty nice set up there,my friend,...and that Evinrude motor looks good on there. I currently have a 1973 Sea Nymph 14R "Big Water" boat that has
    anchor mates fore and aft,nav lights,and horn. My rig is powered by an 18 HP
    Evinrude Fastwin made about the same time yours was. For a 1973 rig,mine is
    in pretty good shape for her age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanr3 View Post
    Here is a link to my build. I rebuilt the trailer and the boat. Time to treat myself to a new fishfinder/GPS unit.

    TinBoats.net • View topic - '67 14' Alumacraft Shallow V and Trailer remodel.

    I am very impressed with the job you did on that trailer. And, the boat is great. Way to go!!

    PROUD MEMBER OF TEAM GEEZER

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    Default goo gone

    This stuff works great to remove rubs on decals or aluminum. goo gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by majflyboy View Post
    I am very impressed with the job you did on that trailer. And, the boat is great. Way to go!!
    Thanks!!!
    This week or next I am going to make some final adjustments to the trailer side guides, add cutting board material to the bunks, add a walking plank to teh trailer tongue, and add a stereo to the boat.
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    I recently bought a 1978 Aluminum Duracraft 16ft jon boat with 525 humingbird and 35HP Johnson on it ....motor runs good .......live well works fine......troll motor works good. I have had it out a few times and had to start to apply epoxy ( the kind you have to kneed in the palms of your hand) after the first time out I noticed I had a leak somewhere I have since then dicovered that some of the rivets in the bottom of the boat are missing ( completely gone ) or loose and leaky.........what do I need to do !!! HELP ....I cant watch my rod tips and the amount of water entering the boat..,,too whats the best solution for stopping this water from coming in ANYBODY ?

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    Usually, a good truck repair shop that has a huck gun with 3/16 huck pins or bolts. The pin or bolt looks like a rivet but has a collar that fits over the mandrel or shank. The gun compresses the metal to what ever the air pressure is set for, then the gun shears off the mandrel above the collar. The collar sticks up no more than a 1/4". A sealant is sqeezed between the metal layers before gun is used.
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