Riveting a boat hull any insight ?

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Riveting a boat hull any insight ?

Postby oldstuckinthemud » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:46 pm

I have to get a little construction job finished on My house first.
A cantilevered closet.
Then I'm going to start my "cat" hulls.
I'm building a Catrermeran style mini air boat.
It is a 60 hp. VW motor , a snowmobile clutch reduction drive, and a 62" wooden two blade prop ( I think).
I'm using a two part epoxy made for aluminum with an hour workable window.
I'll have the holes all drilled to keep the joint clean.
To prep the "AL" I'll sand them with 120 paper and clean it with Acetone
and rinse with distilled water as per instruction .
I have an air hammer and set and a buck.
Any tricks ? How many rivets ? Ext ? :beer:



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Re: Riveting a boat hull any insight ?

Postby oldstuckinthemud » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:25 am

I wimped out and had it welded together.
I'll put up some pics later.
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Re: Riveting a boat hull any insight ?

Postby SpencerSS » Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:07 pm

Probably for the best. Interesting design, post pictures, I'd like to see how this one progresses.
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Re: Riveting a boat hull any insight ?

Postby oldstuckinthemud » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:58 am

I will. progress is slow .
I can only work on it as the $$$$ is available.
I'm hoping to get the front Rake on soon.
I did get some camo nylon waterproof Fabric to cover the Cats...
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