Great Group. Does anyone know of a good product and/or
method to patch loose rivets and a few possible holes
in a small aluminum fishing boat?
Its the thin light colored aluminum. The previous owner
used some kind of "caulking" on the outside bottom along
the rows of rivets that hold the bench seats in and they
So far, my ideas are...
To scrap off the old "caulking" type patch and do it
over again with some kind of very strong water proof
sealer that will bond well to aluminum.
I have used a product a few years ago called "Marine Tex"
on fiberglass that was very strong. I think the directions
said it could also be used on steel and I think a buddy
said the stuff was strong enough to fix cracks in engine
Please post and email me. All comments and replies welcomed.
Thanks! Its to take the kids fishing. The canoe is getting
I repaired a Feathercraft with many rotted rivets using aircraft
aluminum bolts and nylock nuts from Aluminum Fastener Supply, Naples,
FL, (800)526-0341, and with pop rivets. Put on 3 coats of epoxy based
paint. All has been well for 5 years now.