Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rivets for Head sail furling foil

James Alton


   I did not finish my research since it sounded like the 1/4” rivets might work for me so I did not source the oversized rivets.  I found some 1/4” (.255 OD) all Aluminum (alloy 5062 for the rivet body, the mandrel however is 7075) structural rivets at Fastenal with a higher shear strength (1300 lbs. min versus about 460) than the more common ones found at Marine stores and have those on order.  I will do some testing before using them on the boat.   I have some concerns about the 7075 mandrel.

 here is what I found about the removal tool and the oversize rivets:  Video of using the Rivet removal tool Mention of 1/64” oversize rivets

Best of luck,

SV Sueño
Maramu #220

On May 7, 2018, at 9:12 PM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Interesting, thanks.  Where did you find the oversized rivers and removal tool?

SM 243

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