It is currently 16 Nov 2018, 03:56
Join the free forum or login with your account and the annoying banner goes away

Fiberglasssupplydepot

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




 Page 1 of 2 [ 24 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: 21 Feb 2015, 00:13 
User avatar

Joined: 08 Feb 2015, 12:43
Posts: 15
OK this is the first day of my first boat restoration project. I have many questions and welcome any suggestions. What I have is a 14' modified V hull. Wanting to add front casting deck, trolling motor, batteries, etc. I also have a 15hp Johnson that works great.

I filled the boat with water to check for leaks and it had a few very small ones along some rivets and one larger one on the bottom center of the boat. I circled them with a grease pencil so I will know where the leaks are after it dries. Bottom right image shows one of the leaks. What do you suggest that I do to repair this.

Feel free to message me.

Chase


IMG_1113.JPG
Offline
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 24 Feb 2015, 20:28 
Donor
User avatar

Joined: 30 Jun 2014, 11:04
Posts: 752
Location: Tyler, Texas
:WELCOME:

I hope you find this site as interesting and helpful as so many of us do.

You are asking about leaks at rivets. Do you have a rivet gun and a piece of steel? You can "tighten" the rivets like that. It usually takes 2 people; one on the gun and one on the other side of the boat holding the steel against the rivet.

There is a thread on here about using a drill in lieu of a rivet gun. I've never done that, as I have a buck rivet gun, but it worked for that guy.

Otherwise, drill out the old rivets and put new ones in.

Post pics of your project along the way! We all like to see projects in the making!

Good Luck,
Keith
Texas



_________________
Treating others as we want to be treated makes for a happy life!

1956 Lone Star Clipper 16' powered by 1960 Mercury 400E "Miss Fifty-Six"
14' Ouachita Flat Bottom powered by 1971 Johnson 9.5 "Desert Storm"
Offline
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 09 Mar 2015, 00:10 
User avatar

Joined: 08 Feb 2015, 12:43
Posts: 15
Chase55tx wrote:
OK this is the first day of my first boat restoration project. I have many questions and welcome any suggestions. What I have is a 14' modified V hull. Wanting to add front casting deck, trolling motor, batteries, etc. I also have a 15hp Johnson that works great.

I filled the boat with water to check for leaks and it had a few very small ones along some rivets and one larger one on the bottom center of the boat. I circled them with a grease pencil so I will know where the leaks are after it dries. Bottom right image shows one of the leaks. What do you suggest that I do to repair this.

Feel free to message me.

Chase



Day 2.

I decided to paint the boat rather then giving it a mirror polish. I needed to get off the oxidation and grime off the boat before I can paint it so I used an old paint stripper and gave it shot to see if it work and yes it did. However, I needed to get a drill with higher RPMS to make it more effective. After about three hours the bottom hull was was done.


IMG_1244.JPG
Offline
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 09 Mar 2015, 00:12 
User avatar

Joined: 08 Feb 2015, 12:43
Posts: 15
Chase55tx wrote:
Chase55tx wrote:
OK this is the first day of my first boat restoration project. I have many questions and welcome any suggestions. What I have is a 14' modified V hull. Wanting to add front casting deck, trolling motor, batteries, etc. I also have a 15hp Johnson that works great.

I filled the boat with water to check for leaks and it had a few very small ones along some rivets and one larger one on the bottom center of the boat. I circled them with a grease pencil so I will know where the leaks are after it dries. Bottom right image shows one of the leaks. What do you suggest that I do to repair this.

Feel free to message me.

Chase



Day 2.

I decided to paint the boat rather then giving it a mirror polish. I needed to get off the oxidation and grime off the boat before I can paint it so I used an old paint stripper and gave it shot to see if it work and yes it did. However, I needed to get a drill with higher RPMS to make it more effective. After about three hours the bottom hull was was done.


IMG_1246.JPG
IMG_1247.JPG
Offline
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 09 Mar 2015, 21:36 
Donor
User avatar

Joined: 30 Jun 2014, 11:04
Posts: 752
Location: Tyler, Texas
Hey, hey! A little elbow grease and the want to, you're getting it done! =D>



_________________
Treating others as we want to be treated makes for a happy life!

1956 Lone Star Clipper 16' powered by 1960 Mercury 400E "Miss Fifty-Six"
14' Ouachita Flat Bottom powered by 1971 Johnson 9.5 "Desert Storm"
Offline
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 10 Mar 2015, 00:13 
User avatar

Joined: 15 Jan 2015, 01:32
Posts: 112
Location: Kansas City, MO
I have a deep respect for anyone who cleans up aluminum boat hulls.

Looking good! =D>



_________________
My 1993 Bass Tracker project: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36641
Offline
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 10 Mar 2015, 17:11 
User avatar

Joined: 29 Apr 2014, 05:58
Posts: 259
Location: Clarksville Tennesse
Sears has a drill I use for buffing that is the highest speed I could find and there cheap to. 1/2 drive champion brand thinking it was around 35 to 40 dollars.

Good start on the boat.



_________________
Insanity State of being Mentally Ill, Foolish and sometimes Irrational with a touch of Madness!
Offline
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 10 Mar 2015, 18:42 
Donor
User avatar

Joined: 23 Aug 2014, 08:56
Posts: 90
Location: central Michigan
Good choice to paint it - much easier than polishing it all and will last longer as well.

AND - you have an entire rainbow of colors to choose from! :!:


Keep the pics comin'!



_________________
"Religion is a guy in church thinkin' 'bout fishin';
relationship is a guy out fishin' thinkin' 'bout God."


1983 MIRROCRAFT 14FT
1964 EVINRUDE 3 HP
1975 PFLUEGER M-12 20-SPD
1982 SHORELANDER TADPULL
Offline
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 22 Apr 2015, 23:39 
User avatar

Joined: 08 Feb 2015, 12:43
Posts: 15
OK my boat project is moving along. She has been painted and tagged. I also have purchased a new trolling motor and depth finder. Ready to start the decking. 3/4 plywood or 1/2 plywood? Also, 2x2's or 2x4's or a mix.


image1.JPG
Offline
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 23 Apr 2015, 05:38 
Donor
User avatar

Joined: 30 Jun 2014, 11:04
Posts: 752
Location: Tyler, Texas
=D> =D> =D> Lookin' good! I like the colors you chose!

I'm not sure about the decking part, so I'll leave that to someone else. I do know, never use treated lumber as it will cause the aluminum to corrode.

Proud for you! :USA1:

M
Tyler, Texas



_________________
Treating others as we want to be treated makes for a happy life!

1956 Lone Star Clipper 16' powered by 1960 Mercury 400E "Miss Fifty-Six"
14' Ouachita Flat Bottom powered by 1971 Johnson 9.5 "Desert Storm"
Offline
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 23 Apr 2015, 12:16 

Joined: 05 Oct 2008, 12:14
Posts: 4143
Location: Algonquin Il
I used 2x3s and 1/2" plywood for my decking.



_________________
1971 14' Ward's Sea King Jon Boat / 1983 Mariner 25HP
Offline
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 26 Apr 2015, 01:33 
User avatar

Joined: 08 Feb 2015, 12:43
Posts: 15
Started the decking today, sorry no pics. I purchased 2x4's as well as some 2x2's. 16 - 3" 1/4 galvanized bolts washers and nuts and 16 deck joint braces, just wait you'll see. Things went well. Here in Texas in went from April to August in one day so not much done today.


Offline
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 26 Apr 2015, 09:28 
Donor
User avatar

Joined: 02 Mar 2014, 19:52
Posts: 3193
Location: Central FLORIDA - The Sunshine State -
I have a deep respect for anyone who cleans up aluminum boat hulls like that.

X2

good job young man !!! Looking GREAT so far.



_________________
http://www.tinboats.net/how-to-build-a-transom/
http://www.tinboats.net/varnish-vs-polyurethane/
All about Primers = http://www.tinboats.net/primer-and-paint-basics/
Paint, Thinners and Applications = http://www.paintingforpainters.com/

1959 Crestliner Commodore 14'
1959 Lone Star Malibu 14'
1958 Johnson 35 RDE-19 Sea Horse
1958 Johnson 35 RDS-20 Super Sea Horse
Offline
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 26 Apr 2015, 18:44 

Joined: 20 Apr 2015, 21:06
Posts: 194
Location: Secaucus, New Jersey
The exterior paint job is fantastic. =D>



_________________
My Duranautic 16 Side Console
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=41658
My Duranautic 13 (sold)
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=37700
DN13 on the run (video)
http://vid1346.photobucket.com/albums/p ... 3ciqmm.mp4
Offline
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 27 Apr 2015, 10:51 

Joined: 15 Apr 2015, 12:42
Posts: 28
Location: National Capitol Region
1/2 inch ply properly sealed is plenty strong, especially if you go with an A/C grade or better. Marine Ply is always worth every penny - the glue is stronger - but its pricey and not universally available. Just make sure all the edges are sealed really well.

Nice color selection IMHO.



_________________
swimming upstream like a salmon!
Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2 [ 24 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 51 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Join the free forum or login with your account and the annoying banner goes away

akmccallumco