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Aluminum hull issues in small boats

MichaelSmith
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15/05/2018 11:13
Hi,

I have been looking at some aluminum boats built as early as the 60's. These are small boats that have been trailered and never stored in water for any length of time. Many have never been in salt water!
Superficially the hulls tend to look fine.
Are there any common failures of aluminum joints I should be aware of.
Most of the boats use rivited construction and a nomially from some 12 to 14 gauge alloy with cast joint reinforcements.
One I like the looks of was a 17' Lone Star from 1965 no visable corrosion.
A classic outboard boat for reconstruction.
Another type of Glen-L project.

Any help will be apprecited.

I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.

References:
http://glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4672
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Thank you.
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