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Post by Stan the man » 27 Aug 2018, 12:38

I am going to need some 1/4", 5/16" rivets at least 2" long.. Anyone have a supplier?? Already checked with JayCee..

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Post by DaleH » 27 Aug 2018, 13:49

McMaster-Carr has them in 1/4" diameter up to 2" length, see: https://www.mcmaster.com/#solid-rivets/=1ec9sjg
#1) 1st tin rebuild, 18' Lund http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36583
#2) 25' Parker refurb from EMPTY hull http://www.classicparker.com/phpBB3/vie ... p?f=15&t=6
#3) 16' V-tin rebuild http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36465
#4 Procraft SV14
#5) 16' Starcraft entirely NEW Transom Skins http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=37548

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Post by Stan the man » 27 Aug 2018, 14:31

Thanks Dale..
I should have been more specific.. I'm looking for a brazer head rivet in 1/4", and 5/16", in 2" or better.. this is for replacing a transom in one of my old boats.. Its what the manufacturer used..
I may have to gather phone numbers and start calling around.. or do something completely different..

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Post by DaleH » 27 Aug 2018, 15:15

How many would you need?

FWIW when I replaced my transom skins inside & out (Starcraft) where the inside transom piece joined to the inside trim, I used 3/16” diameter ‘brazier’ head rivets from JayCee in various lengths. Same for where the outside piece was joined to the topsides on each side & all around the bottom (376 rivets to be exact!).

Otherwise the OEM Starcraft method had stainless steel machine bolts tying the outside, splashwell & inside pieces together. Plus the transom core material too, of course. I used thick nylon washers under the SS bolt heads and SS washers on each side, plus covered the SS fastener body w/ adhesive-lined heatshrink.

I have ZERO evidence of any electrolysis or galvanic corrosion ... as one would expect to achieve when using this superior method to ISOLATE the 2 metals from each other.
#1) 1st tin rebuild, 18' Lund http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36583
#2) 25' Parker refurb from EMPTY hull http://www.classicparker.com/phpBB3/vie ... p?f=15&t=6
#3) 16' V-tin rebuild http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36465
#4 Procraft SV14
#5) 16' Starcraft entirely NEW Transom Skins http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=37548

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Post by Stan the man » 27 Aug 2018, 19:17

Dale,.. All I can say is,.. Great minds must think alike.. :LOL2: I was considering the very thing you did.. I use that marine heat shrink in my radio hobby.. Down size the bolts just a bit and I wouldn't have to oversize the holes.. The SS washers over the nylon is nice,.. hadn't thought of that.. And plenty of 5600.. or 5200, I cant remember what I have.. Its just the transom that is giving me fits.. 1 1/4" of ply between the outside skin and splash pan, and 3/8" ply on the outside of the skin.. Waiting to hear from a few places about rivets, but I don't see anyone dealing me such a small quantity (30 or so)..

Thanks for the reply


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Post by DaleH » 27 Aug 2018, 20:02

On wood transomscI drill the through hole oversize, tape the lowest end w/ duct tape, raise the higher end of the boat as high as I can, then wet-out the hole ID w/ thinned epoxy. Once kicked, I then fill the hole w/ thickened epoxy to make a PERMANENT & waterproof ‘plug’ protecting the wood core.

Still use the nylon washers to protect the tin from the SS hardware.
#1) 1st tin rebuild, 18' Lund http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36583
#2) 25' Parker refurb from EMPTY hull http://www.classicparker.com/phpBB3/vie ... p?f=15&t=6
#3) 16' V-tin rebuild http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36465
#4 Procraft SV14
#5) 16' Starcraft entirely NEW Transom Skins http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=37548

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Post by oldboat » 27 Aug 2018, 23:29

thanks for posting this thread.. and the link to a supplier, as I too am in the market for the long rivets for my Arkansas Traveler project, but haven't gotten to deep into looking for them yet.. this may shorten the search... lol

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Post by Stan the man » 28 Aug 2018, 08:49

From what I've seen so far, you can get a 1/4" x 2" rivet,.. but it's going to be a round head.. The brazer heads are 1 1/4".. I will be going the SS route where I need to.. Brazer head everywhere else..

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Post by Stan the man » 20 Sep 2018, 09:14

Just for someones info.. I have not ordered from them yet, but I did call and talk to someone about rivets for my project.. They do list 1/4" rivets over 2"..
They do sell to individuals, but have a minimum on special order rivets.. But you can get what you need.. :D

http://www.rapidrivet.com/


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