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    Posted: 09/15/2014 at 12:01pm
This is A 1966 Monark Jon boat that came with the cottage.






The boat leaked very bad. There was bondo on the bottom of the boat.



I sanded off all the bondo and paint to bare metal. I then replace and repaired the small hole I saw with Aluminum welding rods. (http://www.aluminumrepair.com/). Then I applied a very thin layer of Marine bondo on the ridges. I then sanded everything smooth.



 I then primed the bottom. I then put the boat in the river to see if I had any leaks. I had a very small amount of water coming in through the drain plug. I made a quick trip tp buy a new drain plug adjusted it and put it in. NO leaks.
  I then took the boat out and flipped it over  so the bottom was on milk crates and sanded and primed the edge around the boat and painted it.



I then flipped it back over and sanded the bottom and painted it Red per my wife she did not want it green because to many big boats on the river she wanted it to be seen.



I waited 3 day and put it in the river put my 4.5 hp motor on it and I was shocked it started right up after sitting for 5 years. After I took it for a spin I took the motor off and change the gear lube and plugs. I did buy a new fuel tank and fuel line.

Mike
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Looks like you did a good job. Watch those rivets after you have been operating it a while. older riveted boats have been known to leak around the rivets, especially where there is a blind rivet(one that you cannot see the other end)

Wont sink around you, but may get your feet wet!
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   Very nice job on the boat!!   
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