View Full Version : Rivets For Rub Rail
09-04-2011, 08:03 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.
09-04-2011, 08:24 PM
WOULD REGULAR NAIL TYPE RIVETS WORK BETTER THAN THESE?
OR WOULD THOSE BE BETTER?
09-05-2011, 05:00 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.
09-06-2011, 10:24 AM
No One Has Had To Replace The Rivets Before?
09-06-2011, 10:27 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
09-06-2011, 10:52 AM
Thanks Bob! Can You Send Me A Link To Those Type Of Rivets?
09-06-2011, 11:13 AM
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?
09-06-2011, 11:14 AM
Are you replacing all of them and a new rail?:confused:
09-06-2011, 11:49 AM
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!