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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 7:41 pm 
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Hi All,

Origninally posted this over in the repair forum..thought I'd try here too.

I'm helping a friend repair his Hobie 16, and I have a question about mounting the baseplate / pad for the swiveling mainsheet cam cleat.

I didn't have access to a pnematic rivet tool, so I used a hand rivet tool with a 3/16 aluminum rivet. It seemed to work just fine, the plate is mounted and seems sturdy. My question is this...are we going to have a probelm using the aluminum rivet vs a stainless steel one? I'm more concerned with structural integrity...I don't mind replacing the aluminum rivet every season or so due to corrosion...I just don't want it to snap in a day or so when I get it on the water...

I'd appreciate your thoughts.

Sincerely,

Brian Cochran


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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2004 12:02 pm 
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I'm not sure how strong the Aluminum rivets are going to be, You can use screws instead of rivets if these do not hold up for you.

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Brad Stephens
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2004 2:08 pm 
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Thanks for your reply...

I dunno either...it FEELS like a solid mount now, but I guess time will tell. I can eventually use a SS rivet, but that will take me some time to get the rivet and get the boat to a place where they can drive it.

I'll let you know how it turns out.

Again, thanks for your response.

Brian


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