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06-07-2019 04:35 PM
racer Wow, best advise EVER ! Thanks for posting those links. I`m sure I`m not the only one that needs this fix .

again, THANX !

Jeff
06-07-2019 06:17 AM
Zman 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.
06-06-2019 08:32 PM
ColoGregS 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


Good luck
06-06-2019 04:34 PM
racer 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.
06-05-2019 07:21 AM
slayerfish Heck yeah good job!
06-04-2019 10:54 PM
albow
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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.
06-04-2019 06:06 PM
racer
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Yep, been there-done that ! Darren at Crowley did return my call ! Nice guy, but doesn`t work on the older motors like mine. I ordered a rebuild kit this morning so I`m in it with both feet . Ill keep ya posted. Thanx for all the suggestions.

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 .
04-30-2019 01:53 PM
racer Yep, been there-done that ! Darren at Crowley did return my call ! Nice guy, but doesn`t work on the older motors like mine. I ordered a rebuild kit this morning so I`m in it with both feet . Ill keep ya posted. Thanx for all the suggestions.
04-29-2019 04:58 PM
ghostman Run a small diameter wire down the pee tube. Lot's of times bugs will lay eggs and pack it with mud.
04-29-2019 04:47 PM
racer Yep, wrong time of year to get something done quickly. Heading up to Minnesota in a couple weeks after leaving the boat dormant for a couple years. Ran fine when I shut it off but now no water coming out of the by-pass or exhaust with a hose set-up, crap! I will probably dunk the lower end in a reservoir and let it really soak before starting again and then probably resorting to disassembly if still dry.
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