It is currently 10 Dec 2018, 09:51
Join the free forum or login with your account and the annoying banner goes away

AirboatCoatings

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




 Page 1 of 1 [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Rivet length
PostPosted: 27 Aug 2018, 12:38 
User avatar

Joined: 21 Jul 2017, 07:50
Posts: 47
I am going to need some 1/4", 5/16" rivets at least 2" long.. Anyone have a supplier?? Already checked with JayCee..

Stan


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Rivet length
PostPosted: 27 Aug 2018, 13:49 
Donor
User avatar

Joined: 12 Dec 2014, 14:32
Posts: 2065
Location: Eastern Mass
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 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 viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36465
#4 Procraft SV14
#5) 16' Starcraft entirely NEW Transom Skins viewtopic.php?f=3&t=37548
Online
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Rivet length
PostPosted: 27 Aug 2018, 14:31 
User avatar

Joined: 21 Jul 2017, 07:50
Posts: 47
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..

Stan


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Rivet length
PostPosted: 27 Aug 2018, 15:15 
Donor
User avatar

Joined: 12 Dec 2014, 14:32
Posts: 2065
Location: Eastern Mass
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 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 viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36465
#4 Procraft SV14
#5) 16' Starcraft entirely NEW Transom Skins viewtopic.php?f=3&t=37548
Online
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Rivet length
PostPosted: 27 Aug 2018, 19:17 
User avatar

Joined: 21 Jul 2017, 07:50
Posts: 47
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


Stan


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Rivet length
PostPosted: 27 Aug 2018, 20:02 
Donor
User avatar

Joined: 12 Dec 2014, 14:32
Posts: 2065
Location: Eastern Mass
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 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 viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36465
#4 Procraft SV14
#5) 16' Starcraft entirely NEW Transom Skins viewtopic.php?f=3&t=37548
Online
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Rivet length
PostPosted: 27 Aug 2018, 23:29 

Joined: 16 Jul 2018, 22:44
Posts: 69
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


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Rivet length
PostPosted: 28 Aug 2018, 08:49 
User avatar

Joined: 21 Jul 2017, 07:50
Posts: 47
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..


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Rivet length
PostPosted: 20 Sep 2018, 09:14 
User avatar

Joined: 21 Jul 2017, 07:50
Posts: 47
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/


Stan


Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1 [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: DaleH, MrGiggles, surfman and 55 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Join the free forum or login with your account and the annoying banner goes away

Xtremeboats