Can you weld a riveted boat?

Asked By: Usoa Valkovoy | Last Updated: 22nd June, 2020
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the short answer is yes. i would think you would be better off to drill out the rivets, and then weld a patch over it. the short answer is yes. i would think you would be better off to drill out the rivets, and then weld a patch over it.

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Likewise, which is better welded or riveted boat?

Whole in the Water Well-Known Member They are never as durable or leak proof as a welded hull by virtue of their very design and construction method. Riveted hulls are lighter so better in small boats. Larger 20ft plus boats require more strength (more weight and horsepower, etc.) so welded is a better way to go.

Subsequently, question is, how do I stop my boat rivet from leaking? To find the leaking culprits, let water in from outside, or let it out from inside: You can beach your boat and gradually, foot by foot, slide it into the water, marking the rivets that leak as you move along. Or, get the boat up off the ground, fill it to the water line with water, and mark the leaking rivets.

Also to know is, how do you tell if a boat is welded or riveted?

If all the seams are welded than it's welded. HOW OLD IS THE BOAT? That can usually tell you what is what. If the ribs of the boat are riveted, it is considered a riveted boat.

Are riveted boats any good?

The short answer is that both riveted and welded hulls perform in a similar fashion. Ultimately the decision as to purchase riveted or welded hulls boils down to the individual consumer. The good news is that both options are good options. Welded hull designs have come a long ways in recent years.

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