Video answer: Finding and fixing leaks in a riveted aluminum jon boat
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- Place the butt of a piece of 3/4-inch rebar against the tail of the leaking rivet , outside the boat. Strike the opposite end of the rebar with a hammer until the rivet tightens up and the leak stops. When the leaks stop, drain the water from the boat. Never use a drill to remove a rivet that won’t tighten up.
- Apply heat with a heat gun until the epoxy has gelled. The heat initially thins the epoxy, allowing it to seep into the smallest crevice, and then speeds the gel time. Then fill the seams and rivets in this area while the aluminum is still warm.
How do you fix a leaky rivet on a boat?
- After filling the rivet, heat it with a heat gun to help the epoxy penetrate completely and set quickly. TotalBoat Aluminum Boat Leak Sealer: Use 80-grit sandpaper to sand within a 1" radius of the rivet head until the metal is bright and shiny.
Video answer: How to fix a leaking rivet in jon boat
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This DIY video shows how to track down and fix leaks with loose or missing rivets in an aluminum boat. After this repair, the boat is leak free and much mor...
This video covers 3 rivets and their uses.AND HOW TO REPLACE YOUR BOATS LEAKY RIVETS If you are interested in just solid rivets fast forward about 10 minut...
After the area around the leaky rivets is cleaned and well scuffed, heat the area with a propane torch to drive off moisture and warm the metal. Then fill around the rivets with G/flex 650 Epoxy. Apply heat with a heat gun until the epoxy has gelled.
Clever way to find leaky rivets on an aluminum boat. Does not require putting the boat into water first. I bought this boat (1980 bass tracker) as a winter p...
I test my riveted jon boat for leaky rivets and seams. I found one cracked rivet that leaked really bad and then a few other rivets that leaked a very small ...
If you have access to the location (i.e. if the rivets are close to the center, most boats have the fuel tank in this location) and you can pull up the floor in this area and remove the gas tank, you can fix this easily in less than 3 hours total. If this is in an area of buoyancy foam (sponge), then you should still remove this foam and do it.
Using a propane torch you heat the aluminum and melt the stick over the rivet or crack in a circular rubbing movement. Take away the stick and the heat and you are done. This seals it for good and will not leak or come off. Unless you have a welder for aluminum, this is a fantastic fix.
You can rely on it in terms of sealing leaky rivets and seams in aluminum hulls and takes care of leaks surrounding fiberglass decks or cabins. Its way of filling less serious pinholes and cracks is admirable and it comes with hard protective coating that aid in bridging and sealing hairline cracks.
I have a few rivets that are leaking water into my boat. They are on the underside of the hull midway back. Lund dealer says $500 per rivet to fix. Holy Tomatos! Is there another way to fix that wont break the bank? redneck. Participant. Rosemount. Posts: 2,630 . June 19, 2013 at 12:09 pm #1178720. We had a rivet come out of our Lund and we used JB Weld as a temporary fix. That was 4 or 5 years ago and haven’t touched it since. Tad bit cheaper than $500 too I thought Lund had a lifetime ...