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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Eastern,Pa
Re: welded vs riveted jon boats
My riveted Jon is late 80's, never leaked a drop. Its important to never let water freeze in a riveted anything, then you are in trouble. Stored dry and upside down, never a problem. My frugal neighbor here fixes his old tub every year with clear gutter seal on the leaky rivets. Its $3.99 for a toothpaste size tube, and works like a charm, although its only used on a farm pond.
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