picked up a used 1978 16' alumaweld center console sled with a nearly brand new '99 yamaha 35hp oil injected 2 stroker with power trim n tilt for $5,500. He was asking 6,500 but seeing it needed side guide on's and new tires I should have been more tough on my offer but some say I got a steal and a good deal. when I saw the liquid nails, i started asking questions and the guy did not disclose where it was leaking. he just said he didn't know where and then his parter popped up and said it didn't leak much. I should have said right to his face, i'm not talking to you, I'm asking him the question.
They did offer to take me on the river to test the boat out but i knew if it was a slow leak, that it was safe enough. I fished 4 hrs in it but decided to quit because of the 5" of water at the corners of the stern. Guess I was desperate and stupid. I should have got my drill out and pulled up the floor which only has 6 screws and then try to get his price down even more. I probably would have saved myself 500.00 and got the boat for 5.
Some welders won't work on hulls with that liquid nails crap but the shop said no problem and I certainly trust them. Anyone have an idea how the weld will hold up? 1/8" inch on the bottom.