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Old 05-14-2017, 05:30 PM
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2008 Tyee 1850, dealer fixed, then factory fixed (2 yr ago) , rivets fixed but now leaking worse than ever along keel. Did I buy a lemon or do all boats leak?
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Old 05-14-2017, 05:33 PM
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I have a 10 year old Alumacraft that doesn't leak a bit.
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Old 05-14-2017, 05:44 PM
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Simply put: NO!
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Old 05-14-2017, 06:05 PM
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No, you probably have a defective hull.


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Old 05-14-2017, 07:10 PM
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When I purchased my 1988 Alumacraft and started my rehab 2 years ago, I did a leak test. I found that old age had shrunk the gasket material along the seams, on the keel and a few spots near the bottom of the transom. I resealed with 3M5200 slow cure..no leaks now.
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Old 05-14-2017, 07:11 PM
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My 21 yr old Alumacraft Trophy 180 is dry as a popcorn fart.

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Old 05-14-2017, 07:40 PM
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2001 Lund Pro V here and doesn't leak a bit,


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Old 05-14-2017, 07:59 PM
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23 year old lund alaskan. No leaky
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:21 PM
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2008 Tyee 1850, dealer fixed, then factory fixed (2 yr ago) , rivets fixed but now leaking worse than ever along keel. Did I buy a lemon or do all boats leak?
I had a 1990 Lund 1700 pro V sold it in 2004, never leaked a drop.
My brother has a 2001 Creastliner 1850 Fishhawk, also no leaks.
In fact My experience is that leaks are somewhat rare.
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Old 05-14-2017, 09:08 PM
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My 30 year old Lund Tyee 5.5 and my brother in laws 46 year old tyee(used to be mine) still bone dry. If your rivets are leaking Cabelas sold a plastic stick that when heated with a torch melted over the rivets. You heated the rivets then touched it with the stick,don't heat stick directly. Worked great to seal rivets on a 12 ft boat that leaked like a sieve.
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