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by BillG
25 Nov 2013, 19:58
Forum: Boat House
Topic: JB Weld Water Weld
Replies: 7
Views: 478

JB Weld Water Weld

I have used the JB waterweld on a couple of boats I own. I have never had a problem with it leaking. I applied it to the inside and outside of the repair areas.
by BillG
25 Nov 2013, 19:41
Forum: Boat House
Topic: paint options
Replies: 5
Views: 441

paint options

I used rustoleum top side paint that I picked up at Ace Hardware. I did two tone white and blue and I brushed it on. Turned out pretty good for a brush on job. The paint comes in quart cans and is on the thick side. I also did a jon with spray cans and it's holding up very good. Have fun!
by BillG
25 Nov 2013, 19:29
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Adding flotation foam? What type and where do I get it?
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Adding flotation foam? What type and where do I get it?

I used the pink foam board from HD and swimming pool noodles under the floor on my rebuild. Inexpensive and easy to install.
by BillG
25 Nov 2013, 19:10
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New guy from PA
Replies: 14
Views: 759

New guy from PA

Welcome neighbor
by BillG
25 Nov 2013, 19:03
Forum: Boat House
Topic: PLYWOOD....
Replies: 13
Views: 880

PLYWOOD....

Exterior porch paint. I used three coats on mine, both sides and edges and then carpet :D
by BillG
28 May 2013, 17:45
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New Member with 79 Sylvan rebuild
Replies: 31
Views: 2198

New Member with 79 Sylvan rebuild

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It's been awhile since my last post but, I wanted to share a couple pics and say we finally launched!
by BillG
08 Oct 2012, 18:30
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Could this be modified to a Jon Boat trailer?
Replies: 11
Views: 3696

Could this be modified to a Jon Boat trailer?

I use a utility trailer like the one in the background. I just use straps from the lifting handles on the boat to the trailer. Back down the ramp and slide it off. Load the same way. My jon is a 14' so I am trying to figure a way to mount a winch that I can remove when not hauling the boat. Multi pu...
by BillG
03 Oct 2012, 16:54
Forum: Boat House
Topic: I want to get a really nice bimini top and boat cover?
Replies: 7
Views: 613

I want to get a really nice bimini top and boat cover?

I have a Classic Accessories Storm Pro trailerable cover. Very strong and well made.

You can get one for around $160 for the size you need at BP. I would also check Ebay.
by BillG
03 Oct 2012, 16:44
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Newbie saying Hi
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Newbie saying Hi

Welcome Ryder,

I agree with Dave and Vermonster.
I have a 14 ft. jon boat for the local lakes and an 18 ft. V for the Bay. Big difference between the two.
by BillG
22 Sep 2012, 20:13
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Filling Holes?
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Filling Holes?

I have used Marine Tex and JB Waterweld. Sand and paint. Have not had any problems.

I have also used rivets and stainless bolts & nuts. It all depended on what and where I was applying the fix.
by BillG
25 Aug 2012, 20:16
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Temporary Leak Fix
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Temporary Leak Fix

JB Water Weld. The boats I used it on are still floating and it cost less then $10.

The wife and I were out in one of these repairs today.
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by BillG
22 Aug 2012, 21:17
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Old Bow Eye Snapped..
Replies: 3
Views: 1731

Old Bow Eye Snapped..

I had to make this exact repair on my 18' sylvan. Drill the rivets out and patch the holes. I used stainless steel pan head bolts and sealed them over with water weld. Get a 3/8" by 2" or whatever size stainless steel u-bolt you want to use. Hold the u-bolt on the center of the V and mark where you ...
by BillG
22 Aug 2012, 20:39
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Utility Trailer to Boat trailer?
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Utility Trailer to Boat trailer?

I use a utility trailer for my 14' jon boat. I don't dip it. I slide the boat off into the water and pull it back on. I only run an electric trolling motor so the weight is not that bad.
by BillG
29 Jul 2012, 21:20
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Bow Eye ripped off
Replies: 6
Views: 1053

Bow Eye ripped off

lovedr79, check out my thread. 79 sylvan sportster open bow UPDATE! The pics. show it all. jigngrub, I used ten washers on each stud plus the u-bolt plate. It seems to hold pretty well. I winched my boat up to the stop from about a foot away. I still need to fix the old rivet holes so I could still ...
by BillG
28 Jul 2012, 22:23
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Bow Eye ripped off
Replies: 6
Views: 1053

Bow Eye ripped off

Thanks Guys, I ended up buying the stainless U-Bolt. It is 3/8 dia. which I believe should be strong enough.

I am going to add fender washers to the inside to build up some thickness to keep the bolt from pulling thru.

I will post the results. I'm hoping to complete this repair tomorrow.