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Hello tinboats
I'm hoping you guys can shed some light on this one for me.
Avid fisherman here. I live on a western washington lake and I've got a 10ft jon boat that has 3 square holes in the hull. Does that seem strange to anyone else? Not sure how or why they where punched into the hull. Seats maybe? Clearly it was done from the bottom as the aluminum has a slight curl on the inside of the boat. They are all pretty much inline with each other. The hole near the stern is actually under the rear bench seat so from inside the boat you can only see two of the holes. I've attached a few photos. Any help on this would be great as I have no experience with aluminum boats.

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Looks like something one of my ex wives would have done to make sure I couldn't use it again.
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It looks like someone meant to put the holes there, but why?
Fish freak might be right, looks like the size of a pick axe or spud, but I would think around the hole would damaged more.
One is under the seat right? Is that the foam we see through the hole in one of the pictures.
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Another vote for vandalism.

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Post by richg99 »

I'd guess it doesn't much matter now. Just fix 'em and go fishing.

Maybe somebody tried to put a skin of plastic on the boat. Found out it didn't work and stopped before he went ahead with more??? Who could possibly know? The way they are spaced and kind of neat says it was done with a purpose in mind.

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My money is on someone slamming a pick axe down on it for what ever reason, messy divorce, ex girlfriends, vandalism, etc.

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First, thank you guys for your help sorting this out.
I was afraid that might be the case. That's really a shame why someone would do that to a perfectly good boat. Yes Attwanl that is the foam you see in the third pic. Richg99 i agree. If the holes are just that...holes for no reason. Whats the best method of fixing them. Disclaimer- I'm not a welder.

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Rivet a patch over them sealed with 3M5200
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Fishfreek wrote:Looks like something one of my ex wives would have done to make sure I couldn't use it again.
LOL Exactly!! "You spend too much time and money on that damn thing! Wish you'd put the same effort into us as you do fishing!" LOL :LMFAO:
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lckstckn2smknbrls wrote:Rivet a patch over them sealed with 3M5200


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Post by bobberboy »

Vandalism or angry Ex's would be random. These holes are oriented the same and clearly in a row. Although retribution from some seething x-wife or girlfriend bring some pretty funny scenes to mind, I think there was some other reason. Wish I knew what it might be...

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Post by Johnny »

She said, take me to the mall please.
He said, no, I'm going fishing.
She said - fine - go play in your little boat.
she storms out, slams door.... she and neighbor goes to the mall . . . .
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lckstckn2smknbrls wrote:Rivet a patch over them sealed with 3M5200
Yep fix it and fish
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Post by Defiant »

JMichael wrote:My money is on someone slamming a pick axe down on it for what ever reason, messy divorce, ex girlfriends, vandalism, etc.

Looks exactly like a Pick Axe hole .

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Post by SRC_PNW »

I'm really loving the humor that this thread has brought on. My wife claims she's innocent...but? Some people say I probably do fish an unhealthy amount. Luckily the low land lakes are closed right now so I have a few months to get it fixed up.

Question about the rivet & 5200 fix. Is it crucial to do both sides or can I get away with just doing the bottom. The hole under the rear bench seat has the foam exposed. Is there anything specific I should do before sealing that one up? I apologize for the super green horn questions, and thanks again guys for all your input.

Side note. Slammed a few nice resident coho off a puget sound beach this afternoon. They are thick as thieves out there right now.

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