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    hey guys , need a little help on some needed repair . i still have my deck boat , she runns just fine but after years of use it needs some things tightened up.

    i would like to have the hull welded instead tho.

    i was told by a local fellow that it cant be down , so asking the guys here there thoughts .
    i want to have everything welded, rivets seams , anything that could possible leak sealed up .

    does anyone know were i can go , or at least a starting place , an expected cost and who is the best guy to go see

    the boat is a 94 sea nymph
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    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, no replies yet . so this must mean everyone here isnt here and there out on the water somewhere
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    Crickets...
    i have a buddy that just did this on his dad's panfisher a couple of weeks ago with good success. He did however, put several hours of work into the job and I can only imagine what th T&M cost would be to have to pay someone to do it.
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    not getting the replies i had hoped for ,
    that being said it has been suggested that i drill out the rivets that are there and replace them with water tite pop rivets .
    what do you guys thunk of this idea, are there a special one i should buy , or will any do that are water tite
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    I've never heard of a waterproof rivet.
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    I can understand not wanting to weld on a riveted boat. It would have to be a very, very good welder considering the annealing that could occur. Pop rivets? Ummm, don't think so. Rivets used for boats require a die and rivet gun, not unlike what was used on steel buildings in the 1900's.


    Maybe some SS nuts and bolts, nylon washers, and some marine sealant?

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    have no idea how to remove floor on this boat to re brad /tighten the rivets.
    will be much easier with pop rivet gun and the water tites , one at a time
    cheaper to
    o well off to the store i recon
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    How thick is the aluminum. I would almost suggest adding more watertite rivets and applying a waterperoof paint like locktite to the inside unless your thickness is greater than .50 . Welding anything less that requires a master welder especially with aluminum.
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    Actually it depends upon the material of the boat. May be if material is of low quality then welding cannot help it to repair. You can contact with master welders of your nearby areas for best suggestion.

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