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Re: Pop rivets: AL vs SS

I replaced the aluminum rivets in my boom with quality stainless units. I coated each very liberally with tefgel..So far so good( only been a year though). My reason for putting stainless was a guy on the dock sheered all but one of the aluminum rivets from his gooseneck( Alberg 30 same boat as mine) So I inspected mine and while they were all in good shape they were 40+ yrs old. So I drilled them out and replaced with ss rivets using plenty of telgel as recommend here on sailnet.

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