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|Author||Topic: Found rivets!|
|david in boston||
posted 05-02-2002 03:36 PM ET (US)
I FOUND RIVETS!! I found a local company that makes stainless rivets and all kinds of other fasteners,
(see website: http://www.marsoncorp.com/StainSteelRivet.htm )
the cost was $60 for 500 rivets! thats about a penny apiece! vs. west marine at $1.00 each! what a massive rippoff!! and the people at marson were terrific. they even gave me an old industrial size rivet gun to do the job because the stainless rivets are so strong, they are nearly impossible to install using a regular handheld rivet gun. talk about great service. I needed 3/4 in rivets because I have to go thru the rubrail, the newport style deck insert and the hull. The rivets that I removed were aluminum, but they were pretty oxidized and some had cracked. The stainless rivets are really tough. I will be putting it all together this weekend. my center console is almost done getting a new custom grabrail from CMI in Hingham. they make all the rails for Whaler. and I will pick up the new rubral from Barbour plastics down in Brocton, also an OEM supplier for the classic whalers. its nice to have all the old whaler suppliers right near Boston even though the factory is long gone.
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