I have a plastic perception Acadia 13 that I would like to outfit for light touring. I was thinking of adding some pad eyes on the deck between the back of the cockpit and stern hatch so I can keep my spare paddle and a small deck bag there.
my concern is that the plastic might be too thin and the pad eyes woud leak around the rivets.
Does anyone have advise against doing this as the rivets for the pad eyes might cause leaks into the stern cargo area?
Nothing worse than a boat that leaks.
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Padeyes and poprivets |
Posted by: seadart on Jan-04-13 1:29 PM (EST)
You can easily do this with pop rivets and use some silicone calk to help them keep from leaking. I've also tried using some very small O-rings ... they all leak a tiny bit.
Posted by: elkhermes on Jan-04-13 2:07 PM (EST)
Instead of rivits, use stainlees bolts|
Posted by: JackL on Jan-04-13 4:02 PM (EST)
with captive nuts. Then if they leak you can add a rubber washer.
Posted by: ADNelson on Jan-05-13 6:49 AM (EST)
I bought pad eyes, it said to always use waterproof silicone around them before i screwed them in.
NRS has a a deck rigging kit|
Posted by: elkhermes on Jan-05-13 6:57 AM (EST)
NRS sells a deck rigging kit that looks like it has some quality bolts and screw on wing nuts covered in rubber for the pad eyes. They say to put a bead of silicone on top of the nut before screwing it onto the bolt to help make it water tight.
Posted by: upstart on Jan-05-13 9:00 PM (EST)
buy a kit or assemble the pad eyes, stainless steel hardware and bungee cord you'll need to complete the project and save some cash. If you plan on outfitting more than one boat, it's with the effort to gather the materials separately and get extra for future use.
Y'all can use Aquaseal instead of |
Posted by: g2d on Jan-06-13 2:42 AM (EST)
silicone. And anyone with a composite (fiberglass) boat should avoid silicone, because some find that it interferes with repair resin, and that traces of silicone are hard to remove.