Sad day, last Monday, putting the H18SX away for the winter.....
When we lowered the mast, I noticed that the metal strap (which secures the bottom of the Hobie Bob rod) was loose.
One of the rivets had worked it's way loose, likely because when I originally mounted the Hobie Bob, I did not 'pull' the rivet strongly enough.
The other rivet is so-so.
Jumped into my tool-box, and quickly grabbed a 3/16th alum rivet....which did not hold at all.
Mmmmm, the hole is now slightly larger.
Options? move up to a 1/4" rivet
OR can I use a Rivnut?
1989 Hobie SX18 Sail # 1947 "In Theory..."
'Only two things are infinite, the universe, and human stupidity. But I'm not sure about the former.'