[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Monel is not stainless steel


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Merci beaucoup, Olivier...de plus!
Kent


From: "Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: "amelyachtowners@..."
Sent: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 12:28 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Monel is not stainless steel

 
Hi Kent,

I confirm AMEL used aluminum rivets with steel core pins. The steel core pin purpose is only to draw the aluminum back and set the rivet. Some steel pins don't stay and may be found dropped inside the foil. They are not supposed to give any additional strength to the rivets. For the pins which stay in the rivets, the silicone filler will prevent rust from developping (especially at the breaking spot).

Best regards.