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Answered 2011-09-13 12:58:21

I have a 12 foot welded flatbottom Jon boat that I purchased used ten years ago. I have used this boat at least twice a month since and have never had a problem with the welds. I have never owned a riveted boat so have no first hand knowledge as to the quality of such. I have not used a motor on my boat, we paddle, so that may have made a difference as to the abuse.

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both are good depending on the size and application of boat rivets however do move and pop and become loose with age and use

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