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Aluminum boat

Discussion in 'Fishing Reports' started by Jetdog, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Jetdog

    Jetdog Active Member

    Need Help. Will fibre glass stick to outside bottom of aluminum boat. Trying seal the boat up bit.

    Jetdog
     
  2. fisherman

    fisherman Well-Known Member

    [:eek:)]nopers[:I]
     
  3. zxninja

    zxninja Well-Known Member

    I did this on the INSIDE of an older aluminum boat I had and it worked great. I had a 4" crack on the bottom that was leaking like a sieve. I sanded the aluminum to clear it of paint, put a fiber glass patch on it and it did the job. It help up for 3 years, then I sold the boat. The advice I got at the time was that this would work if it is in a spot that does not flex too much. Let me know how it works out for you if you try it.
     
  4. reeldrag

    reeldrag Well-Known Member

    i used jb weld on a old boat to tighten up some leaking rivets worked for years
     
  5. BASS-master-Gordon

    BASS-master-Gordon Well-Known Member

    jb weld or real weld, a nicely laid bead of either will work.

    fishing,for some a hobby, for most an addiction
     
  6. deaker

    deaker Member

    if you have a clean surface spray on boxliner from crappy tire works $4 a can...Another thing that is good is (seal all). Its in an Aerosol as well....
     
  7. Jetdog

    Jetdog Active Member

    Inside or Outside of boat?quote:
    Originally posted by deaker

    if you have a clean surface spray on boxliner from crappy tire works $4 a can...Another thing that is good is (seal all). Its in an Aerosol as well....



    Jetdog
     
  8. G.Mech

    G.Mech Well-Known Member

    If it's rivets and seams that need sealing, "Gluvit" is a flexible epoxy sealer that you paint on the outside. It works FANTASTIC. Procter marine sells it. I refinished a leaky aluminum tinny with it last year, gave it a coat of marine paint and it looks like a new boat (and it doesn't leak).

    Here's the link: http://www.marinetex.com/gluvit.html
     
  9. skinny

    skinny Well-Known Member

    hey there I sealed my 14 ft I had. i got aproduct called gluvit from proctors marine. I buffed the bottom clean then you mix the 2 part and apply with brush. only cattch is it has to be painted over because it is not uv resistant. the stuff is like a epoxy I liked the way it turned out and didn't add a ton of weight to the boat either.
     
  10. Argo Nut

    Argo Nut Member

    Structural urethane works very well. This is the stuff that they put windshields in with. I fixed two tinnies this way and it worked on one with a ½ wide gash and an aluminum patch over it. Stuck and remained flexible. No leaks. Make sure the hull is clean and warm and heat the tube of urethane.

    ArgO NuT
     

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