Aluminum Bassboat Restoration and PSA

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Aluminum Bassboat Restoration and PSA

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First the PSA…if you burn/melt the ends of nylon trailer straps, dip them in water to make sure they aren’t still burning. Short story, bought a new cover with long straps needing to be cut. I melted each end after cutting, examined closely, then spent another 5-10 minutes around the boat cleaning and adjusting the cover. After going inside for about 20 minutes a neighbor came banging on my door screaming my boat was on fire. Despite close visual inspections, the straps had continued to burn/smolder up to the cover and catch it and the boat on fire. Luckily we caught it before the damage got past superficial but now I have carpet to replace or patch, burn marks to try to buff out, and a wheel fender to replace. Looking for a party or company to give an estimate and complete the restoration. Thanks!

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Wow what an absolute bunmer but it could have been way worse. Fish it as is, has some mojo!
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camobass wrote: Mon May 06, 2024 12:57 pm Wow what an absolute bunmer but it could have been way worse. Fish it as is, has some mojo!
As they say, scars are usually good stories! I might only replace the carpet but might make sense to file an insurance claim and get it all done right.
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glad your boat survived...concerning for sure
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Re: Aluminum Bassboat Restoration and PSA

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Just take her out squid fishing and the rest of the boat will look like the burn section
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