- Apr 23, 2023
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Hello all I'm a newbie when it comes to aluminum boats and their repairs and modifications. I have a 12 ft aluminum v hull and I'm looking for helpful info. What's the simplist way of removing the middle bench and putting a flat floor in? not a mini bass boat setup as I like to keep center of gravity as low as possible in the boat. There's a slow leak from a couple middle bench rivets that I have brazing rods and silicone to seal it up. Can I use spray primer & paint and some clear coat for the hull? I have a great 62 evinrude 3.5 HP 2 stroke runs like a dream is this motor capable of safely traversing rivers with medium current? Are float pods beneficial? I have damaged strakes but they still hold shape and should do they're job but have a couple holes are they worth repairing? Or should they be replaced? Or is it not really of concern? Any extra info would be greatly appreciated I'm restricted in budget and I favour simplicity in design so please keep that in mind. I can provide specific pictures for analysis.