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Its CABELA's Aluminum Boat patch. Works with the regular torch not like those pesky expensive aluminum rods they sell at boat shows that you need a special high heat torch.

Just clean the area with a metal brush and alcohol. Heat and touch the rod to the heated spot. You can fix em at the lake!!!! Ready to fish as soon as it cools. Beats JB Weld, sealants .. When you can't get it welded......:wink:
 

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Thank's Rob. That will sure beat that Big Ol wad of Bugga Gum I Been Using.:wink: J.D.
 

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Almost Forgot Rob. Welcome Aboard the BOC,Glad to have You on board,and Looking foreword to reading Your Posts. J.D.:0a25::0a25::0a25::0a23::0a22::0a20::0a18::0a17:
 

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It grips the bare clean oil free metal when it cools down. Must be a polymer epoxy. I dripped some on my hand and it burned like *%$*&^!!!!

It sure stayed on my skin!!!

Whats great is if you have a torch a piece of sandpaper or wire brush and some alcohol in your "handy repair Kit Box in your truck" you can pull your boat out and fix the leaky rivets or small crack and be fishing 10 minutes later!!!!:roll_eyes:
 

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I've seen that stuff in cabelas and have been meaning to order some to try but didn't know how well it would work. Just thot it would be like jb weld or epoxy or similar. I know I will definately order some now cause I got an older boat:sad2::eek:oooh: and we all know what those older boats do. They leak.
 

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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!!!
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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