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Willy

Aluminum boat dent repair

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Managed a decent size dent in my boat this weekend. I really have no idea how it happened, but I think it's from hitting the rollers too hard when loading the boat in the gale force winds.

Either way, is there any way I can repair it myself or any recommendations people would have of where to take it or now much it would cost? I would think I could just pound it out, but really don't want to wreck something worse than it already is or make it leak.

It is below the water line and would not need to be painted.

Thanks to anyone that can help.

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Where is it and which boat is it ?

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It is in LeCenter at my house and it is a Lund Predator 2.

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Check with Bakken's Boat Shop. They are on the web also, very good people to work with.

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Pound it out with a rubber hammer, use wood or steel on the outside of the boat for bracing and pound it out .......

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That's what I was planning on doing. Thanks.

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It is in LeCenter at my house and it is a Lund Predator 2.


I meant where on the hull....

Anyway you can follow the suggestion above, use something to counter your blows while you hit the inside of the hull.

Bakken shop would be my suggestion too, not too far from you.

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It is in LeCenter at my house and it is a Lund Predator 2.


I meant where on the hull...


Reminds me of my favorite movie quote:

Rumack: This woman has to be gotten to a hospital.

Elaine Dickinson: A hospital? What is it?

Rumack: It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.

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