Accidentally drilled a hole in my boat appx 1/8" diameter that needs to be plugged because it will be under the water. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated. I was thinking of installing an aluminum pop rivet along with silicone sealant but not sure if that's the best option.
Plugging a hole in boat ???
Use a sealed aluminum pop rivet with 5200 sealant. I modified my 1648 mod v to work better for duck hunting and trolling and put dozens of rivets in and none of them leak. Steel will react with aluminum causing it to corrode. Stainless is less reactive but no need for it if it's not structural.
Can see where I took out the bench and filled all the holes using this method.
Here is a video on-line of how to do it. No need to buy their kit, but it will show you how to go about repairs.
All you need is a stainless rivet, rivet gun, drill bit, and 3M sealant.
I replaced a dozen or so rivets on my duck boat a few years back - really easy to do.
Pop rivet with 3m 5200 sealant. You will have to drill it out to remove it. Another great but messy sealant is boatlife. I use with thru hull under waterline drains. Whatever you touch with it, will stick to it, including you. A small hole like that will not be a big deal. Good luck.
My moms goulash.
Flex Seal, that boat on the commercial floats.
for an 1/8' hole. its best to use a rivet and sealant.
Thanks, I'll give those ideas a try!
What about this??