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#1 2ketchphish

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Posted March 06 2003 - 8:54 PM

I've got an old Starcraft aluminum boat that I use for my river fishing. There is a very small amount (1"-2") of water seepage over a days fishing that I would like to stop. What can I put on the seams & riveted areas to seal them? I've heard everything from liquid nails to fiberglass resin. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Just (please) don't take for granted I know what you're talking about. In other words, don't just say "epoxy". Tell me what kind of epoxy you"re talking about.
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Posted March 07 2003 - 11:10 AM

good epoxy

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Posted March 07 2003 - 11:27 AM

Any marine supply store should carry an epoxy called "Marine Tex". It comes in a two part version that you mix or in a putty roll that looks like a tootsie roll.
Good stuff but I'm not sure how well it will stick to aluminum.


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Posted March 11 2003 - 12:05 AM

Thanks Kml! Excellent stuff!