to reattach the gunwales on the Summersong. I'm about to take them off, but just want to be prepared for when I need to put them back on.
I have a bunch of pop rivets, but want to be sure I use the right size.
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Posted by: Jsaults on Mar-09-11 12:50 PM (EST)
ought to have an arch caliper that you could borrow to measure the overall thickness of the gunwale/laminate sandwich. As for diameter, I believe the common size is 1/8".
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Posted by: Andy_Szymczak on Mar-09-11 12:56 PM (EST)
I have calipers. Easy enough to determine.
your memory is still good|
Posted by: kayamedic on Mar-09-11 1:02 PM (EST)
for that particular factoid.
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Posted by: onnopaddle on Mar-09-11 1:05 PM (EST)
Borrow or buy a good quality rivet gun too ... Saves a LOT of frustration.
No Pat, you can keep it!|
Posted by: Andy_Szymczak on Mar-09-11 1:21 PM (EST)
I've got a rivet gun, a bunch of rivets of various sizes and washers, and a duplicate caliper. I'd like to see if I can find black rivets though, all the rivets I have are mill finish.
Posted by: clarion on Mar-09-11 1:27 PM (EST)
Andy, Wenonah has 'em.
Good ol' McMaster has 'em, too.|
Posted by: tktoo on Mar-09-11 1:54 PM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Mar-09-11 1:28 PM (EST)
You well find that the rivets you need are 3/16" and they need to be a lease 1/8" longer then the work you'r riveting together,they also need to be all alum. the rivet and the shank if they are not they will rust.
Monel for strength, holding power and|
Posted by: onnopaddle on Mar-09-11 2:06 PM (EST)
corrosion resistance. Back up with washer for even more hold.
other than what's already ......|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Mar-09-11 3:45 PM (EST)
Paid More, so mine must be better|
Posted by: booztalkin on Mar-09-11 4:56 PM (EST)
I bought pop rivets from Wenonah because they had them and it was brain-dead easy. Call 'em up, talk to nice people, they send you stuff. I'm sure I paid more, but possibly it helped the nice people make a living, and I didn't have to wonder about corrosive material and the right sizes. Besides, they must be better pop rivets if they cost more. Right?
Posted by: CEWilson on Mar-15-11 10:51 AM (EST)
Another reason to buy from WeNoNah is that they they have the right, tempered rivets to do the job.
That explains my pain|
Posted by: Jsaults on Mar-15-11 2:14 PM (EST)
Many years ago I re-gunwaled a Blue Hole OCA 16 by hand. This was back when I was young, strong, and handsome. Well, at least I had hair.
Watch it, sucka!|
Posted by: fatelmo on Mar-15-11 2:19 PM (EST)
my pop rivet gun|
Posted by: Andy_Szymczak on Mar-15-11 3:19 PM (EST)
is manual, I had to firm up the hull before sanding and put some supports back with rivets. Easy as pie! The supports will come back out when I paint, and then once painted, I'll reassemble with my manual rivet gun.
Andy , just an aid for working on ......|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Mar-15-11 8:11 PM (EST)