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Leak repair ideas / recommendations needed
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Greetings, Luke here,  new to the forum. My dad recommended checking it out. My Dad has a Mckenzie drift boat. he has had it for quite a long time and its been sitting in the driveway for years…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Guy Fredrickson Jan 29.

 

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Guy Fredrickson replied to Luke Slater's discussion Leak repair ideas / recommendations needed
"I agree with Rick. Rotten wood has to be cut out and replaced. There are different ways to go about this depending if it’s plywood, planking, framing, etc. Learn about “scarf joints”. They’re not difficult to do. Especially…"
Jan 29
Rick Newman replied to Luke Slater's discussion Leak repair ideas / recommendations needed
"You are most welcome. I believe I have read every post on the site. It has been very helpful to me and the other 2000 plus members that enjoy the site. Glad to have you aboard! Rick Newman"
Jan 28
Luke Slater replied to Luke Slater's discussion Leak repair ideas / recommendations needed
"Thanks Rick, I will pass this info on to the repair team (dad and myself). Running the rot test sounds like a good idea that I will follow up on. Ill also check out A.J DeRosas posts. Appreciate the reply! I'll keep you posted on our…"
Jan 28
Rick Newman replied to Luke Slater's discussion Leak repair ideas / recommendations needed
"On my drift boat I had water entering between the bottom and the sides. My boats' issue was the excessively stiff bottom I built for it. I removed both outer chine caps and applied Boat Life Boat Caulk, a poly sulfide product that has a good…"
Jan 28

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