Aluminum Boats

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by Ross, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    What should I look at with a 16 foot aluminum fishing boat? Are they prone to fatigue or leaky seams in a particular spot? Found a 16 foot boat no motor on a trailer for $300 CND.
     
  2. big rockpile

    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    Aluminum Boats are fairly easy to repair.I have one that I bought years ago never had a problem with it.

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  3. Bearfootfarm

    Bearfootfarm Hello, hello....is there anybody in there.....? Supporter

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    I used to own one back in the mid 80's that was made in 1953. It never leaked a drop, and like Rockpile said , they are easy to repair. Leaky seams can be sealed with epoxy but its usually not much of a problem. There is also a "solder" sold at marine dealers that can be used with a propane torch to seal holes.
     
  4. tyusclan

    tyusclan Well-Known Member

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    Try to find one that's all welded instead of riveted. They're stronger and far less likely to leak.