Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Roller Furling Questions
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Then again, it may be that the Captain purposely used softer Aluminum rivets as a safety so they would sheer before anything else broke. Kind of like a sheer pin on an (older) outboard motor prop. Several of us have posited that idea, although I don't think we've gotten a definitive reply from someone like Olivier Beaute. In any case, it seems a reasonable and conservative approach rather than harder stuff like monel and stainless steel Allen screws. (Yes, I did read the posts that Amel Matinique is using the ss Allen screws. Lots of ways to skin a cat, I guess.)
Craig Briggs, SN#68 Sangaris
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If you use rivers monel are the best. Inert. That is no corrosion and very strong, Ali are far too soft and sheer easily.