Waterprothing all under waterlevel seams/rivets from inside Aluminum hull

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by the brain, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. IronPrice
    Joined: Jul 2017
    Posts: 153
    Likes: 7, Points: 18
    Location: NZ

    IronPrice Senior Member

    Yes, tighten right away. If you allow the sealant to cure before tightening, then you will end up with less rigid fastening between the pod and hull.
     
  2. the brain
    Joined: Sep 2016
    Posts: 345
    Likes: 0, Points: 16, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: AL

    the brain Senior Member

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Apr 25, 2018
  3. the brain
    Joined: Sep 2016
    Posts: 345
    Likes: 0, Points: 16, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: AL

    the brain Senior Member

    still have seepage.

    in the process of pluging an filling bilge just above side seam.
     
  4. the brain
    Joined: Sep 2016
    Posts: 345
    Likes: 0, Points: 16, Legacy Rep: 10
    Location: AL

    the brain Senior Member

    damn that was too easy finding a missing revto midship near keel, I supported vessel up off trailer and leveled it.

    w/ less than a few gallons of pumped in water she was peaing. will drill upsize revito 3/16th closed blind revit. will cover w/ G2. then retest w/ water in bilge.

    additional observation was the vessel wasn't completely level so I threorize the keel was actualley filling during the bilge fill giving the appearance of a drip/leak at the keels farrest most point.
     

  5. pauloman
    Joined: Jun 2010
    Posts: 267
    Likes: 10, Points: 18, Legacy Rep: 151
    Location: New Hampshire

    pauloman Epoxy Vendor

    no - cannot use epoxy or goop - will just bridge over leak. Need to fill and seal using a moisture cured urethane that is attracted to water and thin enough to enter and fill micro spaces. these products are filled with aluminum which do the sealing. google "aluthane' and see some pics on this product on leaky aluminum hulls
     
Loading...
Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.