Have an old APPLEBY twelve foot, mfg in Mo (?) way back when. Just
fits the bill for what I want, so am willing to spend the time
overhauling. Happen to have teak boards for the tramsom & rod
holders, so that takes care of the superficial.
First have a small seam to weld at the back transom & would like to
know what rod (oxy-act) to use. Second, some sepage along the
bottom. What is best method of repairing? Am thinking tightening the
rivets, or running aluminum solder in the seams.
As far as I know, you can't weld aluminum with oxy/act. You need to use some
type of arc welding that uses an inert gas shield around the arc. You might
find a local muffler shop that has a mig welder and someone who can do
aluminum. Or track down somebody who does work for some sort of autoracing
like roll cages.