Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Roller Furling Questions
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Certainly structurally speaking monel and stainless are good choices for this application. With Monel being a lot higher on the galvanic scale than aluminum, I was wondering if anyone that has used the monel rivets had any corrosion issues? I will be working on my furler soon to change the rigging so need to make a decision on the fasteners to install. Currently I have what appear to be the original aluminum rivets and they still seem to be sound. (my boat so far has the original rigging) I certainly like the idea of a removable fastener to make access easier and have had good luck with the Tef-gel with stainless and aluminum. It would be great to hear from someone like Oliver on whether the aluminum rivets act as a weak link in the connection between the furler and the extrusion to prevent damage to the system. If this is the case, then I would go back with the aluminum rivets and accept the complication of drilling the next time.
Sueno, Maramu #220