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Old 07-20-2019, 06:04 AM   #1
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Default Rivets anyone?? - need some help

My little tin can has lost a couple rivets and I need to replace them and they are below the water line. Since I don’t have a air hammer and did not want to take the decking apart to get to the back side to block them (again the solid river air hammer process. I was looking for pop rivets that have the sealed end.
I’ve tried trustworthy, Fays ship store, parafunalia, and Lowes and had no lock. Anyone have any ideas and hopefully they are open today

Or does anyone have an alternative repair?

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Old 07-20-2019, 06:29 AM   #2
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How many do you need and what size? I may have some 3/16” diameter stainless or aluminum rivets....

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Old 07-20-2019, 06:33 AM   #3
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Hi dan
After researching this morning I might go he stainless steal truss screw route with a nut (if I can get the deck off easil. They are structural (attach to a brace) and everything I'm reading is saying not to use the type as the shank stretches

Any experience using them for structure? I'm not sure of the size yet
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Arrow 1/8" is Canoe-sized...

I've got a few "sealing" pop-rivets in 1/8" aluminum size.
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Boat over to Heath's Hardware & Marine Store in Center Hardware ..... oops, I mean Center Harbor ...... Heath's has a big, deep inventory of rivets ........ rivet, rivet, rivet ..... urp!
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Hi dan
After researching this morning I might go he stainless steal truss screw route with a nut (if I can get the deck off easil. They are structural (attach to a brace) and everything I'm reading is saying not to use the type as the shank stretches

Any experience using them for structure? I'm not sure of the size yet
I have friend who uses them (stainless) on the hull of his Starcraft islander boat to replace original. They too are under the waterline. They have worked and held up well over the years...

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Hi dan
After researching this morning I might go he stainless steal truss screw route with a nut (if I can get the deck off easil. They are structural (attach to a brace) and everything I'm reading is saying not to use the type as the shank stretches

Any experience using them for structure? I'm not sure of the size yet
I have friend who uses them (stainless) on the hull of his Starcraft islander boat to replace original. They too are under the waterline. They have worked and held up well over the years...

Dan
Good to know I will try them first then I will measure the size and get back to you thank you
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