Change of direction with my Lowe

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Post by PartsMan » 01 Jan 2011, 20:59

I pulled the floor out of my roughneck today to see why it had been out before.
Also there was some putty on the bottom that worried me.
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I think I'll get this removed and welded up before I worry about decks or motors.
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Post by LonLB » 01 Jan 2011, 21:49

Good idea on getting that fixed.....You didn't do that right?
I ask because I was wondering if you have any idea how bad it is.
Hopefully you can get it taken care of and it's not that big of an issue.

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Post by PartsMan » 02 Jan 2011, 00:42

No I bought it this November with "a leak that had been fixed".
There idea of "fixed" and mine are not the same.
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Post by PartsMan » 02 Jan 2011, 19:44

I am afraid it is as bad as I imagined.
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This is not a "leak". This is a RIP!
I'm glad I didn't trust there "fix" cause it only took a couple of good hits with my mall to break all the putty loose.
Would not have been cool with the family in the boat.
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Post by LonLB » 02 Jan 2011, 19:56

Ya I didn't want to say anything till you got in there for yourself. In that first picture it even looks like the stringer is bent at that spot too.

Either way, it's fixable for sure. So don't get to discouraged.

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Post by lckstckn2smknbrls » 02 Jan 2011, 20:37

Pound it flat and get it welded.
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Post by poolie » 02 Jan 2011, 21:17

Wouldn't have wanted to be in the boat when that happened. #-o
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Post by LonLB » 02 Jan 2011, 21:35

Like usual if someone doesn't fix something right, it just makes more work for the person who does fix it right.

The area I didn't see till just now is where the metal is bowed up, over by the edge, is filled with bondo.....Getting that out, before welding could be a real pain in the butt.

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Post by PartsMan » 02 Jan 2011, 22:51

Yes the putty is a pain.
Everything they did will have to come off before it can be fixed right.

On the up side I have all the tools I should need to remove it,
and a winter to get it done too.
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Post by huntinfool » 03 Jan 2011, 23:09

Taking the time now to fix it right will give you some reall peace of mind. Get it welded or pound it flat and rivet some aluminum inside and out with some 3M 5200 in between. You should begood to go.

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Post by PartsMan » 03 Jan 2011, 23:47

poolie wrote:Wouldn't have wanted to be in the boat when that happened. #-o
Yea I would like to here the story too.
I can't say for sure that it all happened at the same time but he did say the lower unit was "bad" on the motor that it had. Also these boats came with an aluminum side console.

I imagine the hull hit something. Then the lower unit hit it. Then the driver hit the console.
Later followed by the boat swamping.

To bad they don't have boat facts to tell me stuff like this.
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Post by PartsMan » 06 Jan 2011, 10:32

I got it closed up pretty good. I think it could be welded now.
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Post by LonLB » 06 Jan 2011, 16:06

Not bad....You could even work it over with a hammer and dolly and smooth it even more. Either way that metal has been stretched. If it were me, I'd lay a piece of aluminum angle down open end, and have it welded on top of it. (on the inside)

Lets see the rest of the boat.

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Post by tccanoe » 06 Jan 2011, 22:33

I think I would have a patch welded over the entire area. If you know how to weld aluminum PMan, then go for it. Otherwise, go pro. You'll have enough on your mind with your family in the boat.

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Post by PartsMan » 07 Jan 2011, 10:35

Definitely going to get a pro for this job.
Not the spot to start learning on.
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