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Popped Rivet in Boat

Postby VtMike » Sun Jul 17, 2005 8:01 am

Need help whats the best way to repair a popped rivet in my boat. Have a 16' Monark found out leak is a missing rivet. Have been told to have it welded, replace with water proof rivet, use alumabond, ect...

would like a sturdy fix..

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Postby likesbigspreads » Sun Jul 17, 2005 9:04 am

I just drilled out the old rivet and put a new one in by useing a ball peen hammer on one side and a sledge on the other. THen covered it with JB Weld. It held up great even when cutting ice.
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Postby kulsh » Sun Jul 17, 2005 2:00 pm

If it is just one rivet put a bolt in it and a nut on the other side but before you put the bolt into it fill the hole with silcon and then tighten thebolt up you will be good as gold. my buddy did this with 200 bad rivets on his boat and it never leaked
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Postby VtMike » Sun Jul 17, 2005 3:08 pm

Thanks guys. I happen to have some rivets here. I'll pick up some JB weld and give it a try. I've got tomorow off, we will see if it works.

Movin onto the paint job next.....

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Postby Ducksbeus » Sun Jul 17, 2005 3:58 pm

JB Weld will get r done :yes:
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Postby brdprey » Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:26 pm

:umm: why not weld it. tig weld that is........i dont own a boat so i wouldnt know if it is a good idea or not.
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Postby donell67 » Sat Jul 23, 2005 8:35 pm

i have had some leaks welded on my boat worked great.
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