Holes in the hull

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pelletouse
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Holes in the hull

Post by pelletouse » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:21 pm

Hi guys
Since i bought my boat i always end up with a bit of water inside the boat but not enough to worry about.
So today i star to look at the old patch and get rid of the old epoxy patches, they are looking a bit too old.
So i wanted to make some good new patch, to make them clean.
I sand them all and that what i end up with.
I was wondering if the epoxy will be enough or should i ask a professional welder to do it properly?
Just to tell how big are the holes in 1 i can fit a 8G screw and the others are all smaller if that can help to judge.
Thanks in advance
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Re: Holes in the hull

Post by Jerro » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:42 pm

Hi Pellet,

Being an ex ally welder looking at the hole size I would recommend getting them filled with weld cobba, just think of the peace of mind as well knowing that the hull is up to scratch especially in lizard infested waterways.

Cheers Jerro

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Re: Holes in the hull

Post by pelletouse » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:56 pm

Ok thanks for the good advice!
Any chance that you are still welding to help me to fixthose holes? Or do you know anyone good to recommend?
Thanks

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Re: Holes in the hull

Post by Edo » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:10 pm

hey mate, any fab shop in town will do it easily,try dinghy doctor ,micks ally fab etc,there are heaps!!

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Re: Holes in the hull

Post by NT Wombat » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:10 pm

If Jerro cant help i've used Adam from Humpty doo welding for a similar job and would highly recommend him. Hes mobile too so he can come to you.

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Re: Holes in the hull

Post by pelletouse » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:14 pm

Thanks guys
I want it done before saturday to go fishing.

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Re: Holes in the hull

Post by Captain6979 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:57 pm

Buzz Jimmy at AKS Welding in Winnellie, he's done all my recent welding on my Punt boat I've been working on. "dirty ol punt" topic on the forum dude.

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Re: Holes in the hull

Post by Jerro » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:32 pm

Hey Pellet,

I would normally jump at it mate but I have a bl..dy pacemaker in the chest these days so apparently no more welding for me these days or i risk interference on the old pacemaker (not to be confused with the boat). Just make sure that you give the area to be welded a good clean from left over silicon/epoxy etc, it will drive a welder crazy having to deal with any contaminants in the weld zone.

Cheers Jerro

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Re: Holes in the hull

Post by pelletouse » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:22 pm

Thanks Jerro for your advice i'll make everything ready for the welder.
I'm going to look for a welder tomorrow
Thanks everybody for your help

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Re: Holes in the hull

Post by mickkk » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:00 am

Give George from nt unique fabrications a go. May be able to fit you in. Fair prices and good work

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Re: Holes in the hull

Post by jeffish » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:49 pm

If you can't get it welded use Selleys AQUA KNEEDIT . My first boat had a few holes the same size and i plugged them up with this product
intending to get them welded at a later date , which I never did . I ran around for two years before one of the plugs let go and leaked again .
Ment a a quick fix but lasted for ages .

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Re: Holes in the hull

Post by pelletouse » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:40 pm

Thanks jeffish but i booked with dinghy doctor tomorrow.
I'll keep it mind for next time.

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