/ Frustrating pontoon repair #31
- Jun 1, 2017
- West Chester
- Mahindra 2540
The PROPER repair would be to weld it.
TIG first choice and MIG if TIG is not available.
Rivets, glues or sealers are for emergency repairs or for amateurs.
Welding challenges are part of it and experience is learned.
If you are lucky there is an old Fart around to show you tricks.
In the past I would have agreed with you, but with a fairly large area that may have fatigue cracks, I'd likely either cut the entire area out and weld it, or go with a more flexible repair that won't introduce more stresses. Rivets, glues, and sealers still hold most flying machines together; they work quite well.