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Un-weldabe aluminum?

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Has any one ever herd of un weldabe aluminum? I bought an old (1980) Sylvan and found a crack about 12 inches long in the splash rail on the starboard side. I called a local boat repair shop and the guy i talked to said that in 1980 sylvan used an aluminum that was unweldabe? I diddent think there was such a thing. I know there are different alloys, but un weldable? can anyone recomend a viable fix for this or is the guy i talked to crazy? any info on this would be much appreciated. thanks.

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Look it up on the net, I just read some good info on it. There were a few alloys made that are "unweldable". Rivoting is the best bet.

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I've seen Goop do some amazing things on Aluminum boats.

Might be an option depending on the where the crack is..

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