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Old 01-08-2021, 12:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Late November, I was hunting out of my boat when I noticed more than usual water in the transom area. The dog always brings a lot of water back in when retrieving ducks. This time it was different, but not a big deal as I just kept bailing the water out with a bucket. I knew there was a leak somewhere, or at least I thought there was a good possibility of a leak.

A few days later I filled the boat with water and started searching for a leaky rivet or crack. I spent a couple of hours searching for the leak and found nothing, figured maybe it was the plug. I put a new plug in and goosefreak and I headed out a few days later. This time I had removed the wood floor so I could see if water was coming in. I got launched before he showed up and sure as hell water running down the center of the boat from the front. I knew immediately where it was coming from. It's where the boat sits on the rubber roller on the trailer. The roller was sealing up the crack so no water would leak when I filled the boat. We hunted anyway and I just bailed the water out every so often. Frustrating but funny.

I believe in permanent fixes and not scab JB welds or other epoxies. I got the boat over to a welding shop in Tooele and they fixed her up.
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Old 01-08-2021, 04:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, They did a great job on that. Why do you think it cracked right there?
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Old 01-08-2021, 09:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow, They did a great job on that. Why do you think it cracked right there?
I drive too fast on the dirt roads and it bounces up and down. And the rubber roller is old and hard as a rock and needs to be replaced.
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Old 01-08-2021, 10:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That one needed to be fixed right.

If the patch material is heavy enough you should be fine for the life of the boat. That is until another spot starts to leak.
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That one needed to be fixed right.

If the patch material is heavy enough you should be fine for the life of the boat. That is until another spot starts to leak.
1/8" aluminum patch.
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