Boat repair

Copper123

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I have small crack in my aluminum duck boat, anyone ever used JB weld and if so how did it hold up?
 

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I've used it on a crack on the bottom of our pond boat. It's held up well but it doesn't get a lot of stress. You will need to drill a hole on either end of the crack to prevent it from getting worse.
 

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I've used JBWeld satisfactorily in very low-stress areas.
But, that is not a low-stress area. If the crack bothers you, have it welded.
 

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The problem with patching a crack is you are adding impurities to the metal. The impurities get into the crack itself and can make it more difficult to weld, if the patch does not hold and welding is needed. Best to weld it up if you can.
 

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I think the fracture was the result of the bow hammering against the urethane roller. If that's the case, moving the bow eye or ceasing pulling the boat with the winch wouldn't help much.
 

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