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stevekim7d2
04-25-2009, 12:31 PM
I have a small hole in the bottom of an aluminum boat that needs to be fixed, preferably welded with aluminum. Any ideas. Any other options?
Steve 602-524-3580

Doc in AZ
04-25-2009, 12:47 PM
you just need to find someone on your side of town with a tig welder... i would offer but i way out west.

OlneyJeeps
04-25-2009, 03:01 PM
ok, an Alaska thing, but worked up there in salt water so ...
clean surface
get piece of aluminum sheet at least 2" wider/longer than crack (1" border)
apply JB weld or marine epoxy (walmart)
cover with patch
rivet corners (with epoxy on rivets/rivet holes)

LJYJ
04-25-2009, 03:54 PM
Email zjfabn. He can weld aluminum. and is on the east side.
I dont know if he has done boats but he is the man when it comes to laying down a bead!

OlneyJeeps
04-25-2009, 04:15 PM
how big of a boat / hole are we talikng?
14 ft row boat that hit a rock
or 32 ft tuna boat that hit a Hundai (like that would cause a dent)

stevekim7d2
04-25-2009, 05:38 PM
Doc in AZ: the boat is on the west side while my friend looks at and ponders ways to fix it, call me if you could help, it is a 14' aluminum boat with a small hole, my friend stuck it in his pool and found the area around the bottom seam, I could have him talk to you and give you the specifics, I tried gum...... Olney jeeps, we thought about JB weld, but, thought it my crack if flexed? I appreciate any help,
Steve 602-524-3580

ademster
04-25-2009, 06:18 PM
Todd ad Desert Fab can weld Alumn. he is in Apache Junction

OlneyJeeps
04-25-2009, 06:49 PM
Doc in AZ: the boat is on the west side while my friend looks at and ponders ways to fix it, call me if you could help, it is a 14' aluminum boat with a small hole, my friend stuck it in his pool and found the area around the bottom seam, I could have him talk to you and give you the specifics, I tried gum...... Olney jeeps, we thought about JB weld, but, thought it my crack if flexed? I appreciate any help,
Steve 602-524-3580

the question is what is the hole from? Hole we had in AK boat was from repeted draging aground, making aluminum thin (hence riveted mending plate.. common practice on bigger boats)

AZredneck1862
04-25-2009, 10:45 PM
we thought about JB weld, but, thought it my crack if flexed?

JB weld never cracks lol jk