fixing leak

Discussion in 'Boat Tips' started by jgoforthh, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. jgoforthh

    jgoforthh New Member

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    just wondering if they make something to patch leaks in a riveted jon boat besides replacing the rivets themselves? thanks. any info is appreciated.
     
  2. Fishbit

    Fishbit New Member

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    If you can find the leaker, first try taping it a little with a hammer on each side. They are aluminum too so don't whack them too hard.
    There ae at least 3 brands of two part boat repair epoxy sticks. They work even if wet. Just mix by hand into a dough and apply to the spot.
    J & B is one, can't remember the others. I have carried these for years in the boat and have fixed several holes and rivits leaks. I am on some pretty shallow water with plenty of rocks.
     

  3. seaark ryan

    seaark ryan New Member

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    If you have a lot of leaks you can have the inside of the hull sprayed like a truck bed liner. Most of the companies have alot of different colors so it can match.
     
  4. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    And this works real well also Cabela's Aluminum Boat Patch Item:IJ-010655 is easy to use and works well
     
  5. jgoforthh

    jgoforthh New Member

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    thats what someone else told me too. i thought they was joking. thanxs.
     
  6. Catalac

    Catalac New Member

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    You can buy spray in bed liner from wally world for around 7 bucks a can. I just bought some today.
     
  7. melstangman1967

    melstangman1967 New Member

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    ive seen they have that putty like concrete or jb weld fixed all kinds of stuff with it