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Old 06-04-2019, 10:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Got the job done myself... not an easy thing to do ( reassembling the lower unit to the top was a bear ). I think I walked away from it about 4 times as I became frustrated trying to do with 2 hands what 4 hands was really needed. But..... I know the right words and finally it went back together. Thanks for the encouragement .

Glad to hear that you got it done!



You found out that (at least on your motor) that part is a two man job. You'll be ready for that next time.
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Heck yeah good job!
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Old 06-06-2019, 04:34 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I celebrated with a tall double gin and tonic !

Next issue....
Great fishing boat but it has an issue that needs fixing b/4 it goes back out on the water. I`m looking for suggestions on tightening the buck rivets in the hull. The boat is a 17` all aluminum SeaNymph with a side console. Great for shallow water, very light. The problem is that the seams have become a bit loose and I`m taking on a bit more water than I want. Anyone have any recommendations for a good shop that can either tighten the existing buck rivets or replace them?? I would really like to get this done in the next couple of months.

Thanx for any leads.
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Never done this before because I run a welded hull. Because I am a do it yourselfer I don't think it would be all that difficult. But obviously not my boat.....


I would pick a seam that is easily accessible and monitored and try adding a rivet on either side of ones that you notice being loose. The thing that I see being the BIGGEST problem is how to tighten the seams. I would imagine that the flexing hull has wallowed the existing rivet holes a little and allows the seam to flex a little each wave. The new rivets would only prevent the issue getting worse and possibly tightening the problem seam a little.


Watch them closely.


I spoke with a guy on Mac a few weeks ago that has an old wood Chris-Craft that he has to fill with water for a month each spring to allow the wood to swell and make it water tight. So just maybe you could use caulking on each seam prior to installing new rivets.


I see this being a very costly repair, plus your timing sucks. Any shop worth getting this done is going to have a hard time setting aside a week for your repair.


There was an informercial of Billy (someone) spraying a substance on a screen and then magically a day later using it as a boat. lol


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Old 06-07-2019, 06:17 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Pretty interesting discussions here...

https://forums.iboats.com/forum/gene...-repair-rivets

https://cottagelife.com/outdoors/how...ets-in-a-boat/

Plus a bunch of youtube videos on the subject.
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:35 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Wow, best advise EVER ! Thanks for posting those links. I`m sure I`m not the only one that needs this fix .

again, THANX !

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