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slab&cats
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Post by slab&cats » 28 Jun 2012, 12:48

recently came into possession of a 14' Lowe lake Jon, transom is gone, and there are a few rivets needing replaced. The motor is 9.5 Johnson, still considering going with a solid piece of treated 2x8 for transom, or should I use the stacked and sealed plywood method.

IN time I intend to fully convert this rig into my fishing buggy dream, and I will post pics eventually.

Also, rivets, they seem to be difficult to find so I may consider going with some SSteel nuts and bolts?


thanks in advance for any suggestions or ideas

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Post by Johny25 » 28 Jun 2012, 13:23

Never use treated wood on an aluminum boat..... [-X
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Post by jigngrub » 28 Jun 2012, 13:48

I agree, treated lumber in an aluminum boat is a no-no.

You can find any kind of rivet you'll ever need here:

http://www.rivetsonline.com/rivets-en/b ... ts-en.html

Aluminum rivets are much cheaper than SS hardware... plus they look more professional (factory).
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Post by fool4fish1226 » 28 Jun 2012, 13:50

jigngrub wrote:I agree, treated lumber in an aluminum boat is a no-no.

You can find any kind of rivet you'll ever need here:

http://www.rivetsonline.com/rivets-en/b ... ts-en.html

Aluminum rivets are much cheaper than SS hardware... plus they look more professional (factory).

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Post by fender66 » 28 Jun 2012, 14:35

slab&cats.....welcome to the TinBoats family. You're gonna like it around here. You can get most any answer you'd ever need when it comes to modding your tin, and the answers they've offered so far are spot on. Nothing but good folk here.

Don't forget to post those pictures of your tin. We love pictures.
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