Depends how old the boat is. How big is it?? How many rivits??? Whats the both worth??? Welding is expensive and based on the time needed to weld.
If its an older boat. This stuff from Cabelas works in a few minutes and you are ready to fish.
Just flip boat over clean the rivit with alcohol, heat with regular propane torch and touch stick to rivit. It melts and flows around it. Hardens in a few seconds. Do it at the lake as you find and test for leaks. Or fill boat with ft of water and go under and circle leaks with a waterproof marker.
If you do it at the lake you may get some lookers wanting to fix a few rivits on their boats. Fix em right there and make some gas money.....
By the time you flip boat over you're ready to fish!!!
Last edited by Catfishrob; 03-14-2008 at 01:01 PM.
The rivet should really be tightened before putting on a patch. It may stop the leaking for the time being but will not make the rivet do what it is supposed to do which is hold the boat together. Just covering up loose rivets could still lead to cracked ribs or making the patch fail.
I bought some of that epoxy patch and only used 1 stick and repaired over 100 rivets. I AM GONNA BUY SOME EPOXY PAINT FROM FASCOEPOXIES.COM to paint my jon and my bass boat, just to be even better off. for a quik and inexpensive way to repair leaks in a jon boat u cant beat those sticks, I promise.