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#11451093 - 03/02/16 07:29 AM Aluminum boat repair Lake Fork area
BAIT956 Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 354
Loc: Lake Fork Tx.
I have a leak in my Sea Ark and can't find it. Will need to get the boat lifted off the trailer. Anybody know who does aluminum boat repair around Fork.

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#11454914 - 03/03/16 06:58 PM Re: Aluminum boat repair Lake Fork area [Re: BAIT956]
ranger65 Offline
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Registered: 03/02/10
Posts: 26
Loc: Rockwall, Tx
Ronnie's Welding up in Sulpher Springs on Hwy 19 might be able to help you out.
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#11454945 - 03/03/16 07:14 PM Re: Aluminum boat repair Lake Fork area [Re: BAIT956]
DU SOUTH5 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/13
Posts: 382
Loc: Forney, Tx
Longview ain't terribly far. And the main propellor shop there does EXCELLENT work with welding aluminum boats.

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#11454946 - 03/03/16 07:15 PM Re: Aluminum boat repair Lake Fork area [Re: BAIT956]
DU SOUTH5 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/13
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Loc: Forney, Tx
I think it's marine propellor warehouse

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#11455196 - 03/03/16 08:51 PM Re: Aluminum boat repair Lake Fork area [Re: BAIT956]
Txduckhunter Offline
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Registered: 02/19/02
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Loc: Lake Fork
Pickett welding just south of emory may be able to help you

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#11455290 - 03/03/16 09:38 PM Re: Aluminum boat repair Lake Fork area [Re: BAIT956]
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Choose your aluminum welder wisely, typically aluminum boats are not made of the better quality aluminum alloys and can be tricky to weld especially if contamination is a factor on thin material. A not so bad problem can quickly turn into a big problem due to poor welding on aluminum. If a shop is using a wire feed ("squirt") welder on a boat I'd walk and find somebody with a heliarc ("tig") and knows how to use it.
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#11455599 - 03/04/16 07:19 AM Re: Aluminum boat repair Lake Fork area [Re: BAIT956]
BrianTx01 Offline
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Put the plug in and fill it with water.
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#11455640 - 03/04/16 07:40 AM Re: Aluminum boat repair Lake Fork area [Re: BAIT956]
BAIT956 Offline
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Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 354
Loc: Lake Fork Tx.
Thanks to all for the responses. Good tip, Fitter.
Brian, I thought of that, have yet to do it. It will be my next step. Problem is, if the leak is under one of the trailer pads, it will be hidden. I will try it anyway sometime when the trailer is dry. Been fishing a lot lately, so it hasn't dried out. Tough problem to have I know.

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#11456528 - 03/04/16 03:37 PM Re: Aluminum boat repair Lake Fork area [Re: BAIT956]
BAIT956 Offline
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Registered: 02/27/03
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Loc: Lake Fork Tx.
I hope I found it. As Barry advised, I put the plug in and filled with a garden hose. I found a couple of leaks in the screw holes where I had put a transducer bracket on the bottom of the transom.
I no longer use a transducer there, but the bracket holes were leaking. Must not have gotten enough silicone in them.
Removed the bracket and filled the holes with J B Wet Weld. This hopefully takes care of the problem. If not, I will explore the welder recommendations.
Thanks again guys.

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