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RUFKM
08-20-2005, 06:01 PM
I finally bought a 14 ft alum boat and trailer and would like to seal before it needs it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

fishrman4life
08-20-2005, 09:13 PM
my pops just uses regular caulk-based sealant...there are some name-brand boat sealants out there but i know the caulk-based sealant works just as well.

Sea_Snake
08-21-2005, 08:32 AM
What about having it sprayed with a Rino lining or outher like they do for truck beds, there are different colors to chose from.

RUFKM
08-21-2005, 09:50 AM
The boat currently does not leak, but it is a 1978 Valco and I want to prevent the boat from leaking. Is the rhino bedding expensive?

fishrman4life
08-21-2005, 01:22 PM
i dont know how expensive it is, but depending on how much it is for labor...could be about 500 bucks

SuperDave
08-23-2005, 06:45 AM
Cabela's has the equivalent of bed lining in a gallon can for about $50. It is called Tuff Coat and is applied with a roller.

http://a1460.g.akamai.net/f/1460/1339/6h/www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/content/Item/01/66/62/i016662sq02.jpg

willbilly
08-23-2005, 07:33 AM
Hin.
Thank you so much ;) :) Looks like the least costly on the planet. Have you tried it out?
Willbilly

SuperDave
08-23-2005, 09:37 AM
I haven't tried it but it sounds a lot like dexotec or the stuff made with ground up tennis balls, should seal and deaden sound.

RUFKM
08-23-2005, 11:20 AM
Thanks HIndrid for the help. I'll have to give it a try, it is way cheaper than the Rhino bedliner!

Rusty_Hooks
08-23-2005, 12:17 PM
Befor you run off and do it....check this stuff out

http://www.marinetex.com/PRODUCT%20PAGE_files/All%20Gluvit/gluvit%20prod%20in.htm

Its made for sealing rivetted boats etc....then put the rubberized sound deadening on...

M2C

a little more info

http://www.nealsharbor.com/store/prods/GLUVITG.html