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O2BESOHUGE
09-04-2011, 09:03 PM
What Kind And Size Rivets Are Needed To Replace Some That Have Been Broken? My Boat Got The Short End Of Some Waves While Docked And My Rub Rail Needs Some Attention Now.

Thanks Guys!

O2BESOHUGE
09-04-2011, 09:24 PM
WOULD REGULAR NAIL TYPE RIVETS WORK BETTER THAN THESE?

http://www.rivetsinstock.com/rivet75.htm

OR WOULD THOSE BE BETTER?

mikeg205
09-05-2011, 06:00 PM
when i looked at mine on my 95 pro star they looked like regular aluminum rivets. I have a small similar issue...it will take longer to remove and reinstall rub rail.. I have loose rivets on both the starboard and port areas of the rub rail near the helm. my issue is trying to get some adhesive in there without cracking the fiberglass...right now I am think if using a meat syringe and silicone.

O2BESOHUGE
09-06-2011, 11:24 AM
No One Has Had To Replace The Rivets Before?

Hoosier Bob
09-06-2011, 11:27 AM
I replaced all of mine but went with stainless flatheads and nylon lock nuts. Has not come loose and was very time consuming. These will never pop so don't hit anything! Rail is tight as a drum though.:D

O2BESOHUGE
09-06-2011, 11:52 AM
Thanks Bob! Can You Send Me A Link To Those Type Of Rivets?

Hoosier Bob
09-06-2011, 12:13 PM
Not rivets, stainless hardware from Ace. I think 1/4 by 1 inch and a 1/4. I will have to check my box. Basic nuts and bolts is what I used. Instead of a bolt I used a flat phillips head. Hides under rub fine. No lumps or bulges and stays tight. I did it by myself but an extra pair of hands would cut time in half.Thanks Bob! Can You Send Me A Link To Those Type Of Rivets?

Hoosier Bob
09-06-2011, 12:14 PM
Are you replacing all of them and a new rail?:confused:

O2BESOHUGE
09-06-2011, 12:49 PM
No, Just Replacing The Section That Were Broken. Its About A 2 Foot Section At The Back And The Front Where It Hit The Pier When Waves Came Through. Thanks For The Tips Bob!