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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:10 am 
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Went to lake Conroe over the holiday and put my 16 aluminum boat in the water and I noticed I would take in more water than usual. is there a place around lake Houston where I can take my boat to rivets on my boat redone. if so can someone give a guesstimate on how much it might be. Or is there another route I can take to fix the rivets


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:34 am 
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sorry i do not know of a boat repair place that tightens the rivets

but i have found several videos on youtube that shows how to do it

yourself that might be of help to you. you might check a few out

if you don't find a repair place . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPfPryTRcY4

Here is some other information i saw if you can't tighten them on you own.
fill the inside of boat with some water to mark leaking rivets . and make sure
no seams are cracked. if you can not tighten the rivets drill them out use the
next size larger. Grainger sells "sealed pop-rivets" they are completely sealed and will not leak once installed. I have repaired several aluminum boats with these, I use a small dab of non-hardening caulk on the hole before I install the rivet and then after expanding the rivet with the appropriate tool (Harbor Freight sells the large rivet gun for the bigger rivets) it seals up like a dream and as of yet I haven't had any leak and some of them are going on several years old now.


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