Repairing Old Boats Questions

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by Deaf Wolf, May 27, 2018.

  1. Deaf Wolf
    Joined: May 2018
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    Location: West Virginia

    Deaf Wolf New Member

    Hi, I'm new at this forum and I would like some suggestions on repairing my 2 little boats. I have a 1977 Montgomery Ward Sea King Model 60-501202R (a 12' aluminium square front Jon boat that is 32"wide on bottom), and a 12' Fiberglass Tri-Hull boat, no make and model. I did notice that the entire boat frame is wood, specifically plywood and 1 bys that is entirely covered in first erglass inside and out. My only concern is the aluminium boat that has a minor front end damage that popped the rivets holding the structural seat to the sides of the hull. While I can possibly fix that, I needed to know what kind of rivets to replace them. It's a one person job, I.e. just me fixing it up. Should I use solid end blind rivets? Enclosed are the pics of the damage.

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    Do you guys have any ideas?
     
  2. fallguy
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    fallguy Senior Member

    Looks fixable, but most people are on boats this weekend, so be patient.

    I am not familiar with these, but they all look like patches are likely. If you don't get reponses; repost.
     
  3. Deaf Wolf
    Joined: May 2018
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    Deaf Wolf New Member

    Ok, do any of you guys (and girls) know this boat design on the Fiberglass boat? I can't tell if it's homemade or manufactured by a company, since it doesn't have a make, model, and year on it. Here's the pics: IMG_20180527_194400.jpg IMG_20180527_194531.jpg IMG_20180527_194624.jpg IMG_20180527_194725.jpg IMG_20180527_194810.jpg
     
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