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I have inherited a 14 aluminum. It floats and works well, except... it has a leak. The wife does not like the water and is really nervous. I need some advice on how to stop the rivets along the main beam from leaking.

any advice is appreciated

thanks for your help.
 

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riveted?

You can put it up on jackstands or blocks, fill it with water, and find the source(s) of the leaks and the rate of leakage.

A hammer and a dolly can be used to peen the loose rivets to tighten them up.
 

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Best to use a drift or as I used a 4" x 1/2" bolt as the threaded end has a nicely cupped depression and HAMMER FROM THE OUTSIDE !!!! Firmly hold a dolly or piece of metal
on the inside and slightly flatten the rivets a little more. The aluminum will be forced out in all dirrections creating a tight seal if done correctly.

:cheers: Marko
 
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