Riveting a boat hull any insight ?

Discussion in 'Everything Else in Montana & Beyond' started by d4570, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. d4570

    d4570 Active Member

    I have to get a little construction job finished on My house first.
    A cantilevered closet.
    Then I'm going to start my "cat" hulls.
    I'm using a two part epoxy made for aluminum with an hour workable window.
    I'll have the holes all drilled to keep the joint clean.
    To prep the "AL" I'll sand them with 120 paper and clean it with Acetone
    and rinse with distilled water as per instruction .
    I have an air hammer and set and a buck.
    Any tricks ? How many rivets ? Ext ?


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  2. d4570

    d4570 Active Member

    Well !
    I pussyed out.!
    I'm having both the hulls 3 pieces welded together as well as the corners.
    An extra $150 for peace of mind.
    I did some tests and I'm very confident the epoxy would hold.
    My riveting on the other hand...
    I will glue and rivet all the supports and front "Rake" on, as well as the tubing around the top, ext.
     
  3. damnboy

    damnboy Guest

    wow it's great..
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  4. d4570

    d4570 Active Member

    Hi "damnboy"
    NICE to see some one new.
    What do you hunt and fish for in Ohio ?
    Or do you just shoot?
    Anyway Start up a thread about your self.
    WE LOVE pictures.
    And thanks for the reply.
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  5. damnboy

    damnboy Guest

    hi d4570..
    i'm just new in this forum.. hehee..
    i want continue learning about this forum and start from your thread..
    i think this thread its very interesting, great, and make me happy to see and read this buddy.. :)
    thanks..
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  6. d4570

    d4570 Active Member

    OK
    How about a short Intro ?
    Where are you from?
    How did you finds Us?
    What interests you ?
    Hunt? fish? Hike?
    You know stuff like that ?
     
  7. d4570

    d4570 Active Member

    Got the hulls welded, and riveted the rakes on the front.
    Starting to put tubing around the edges for strength .
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    I'll deck the whole thing with expanded Aluminum

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    Power plant still no change

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