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aluminum or stainless rivets?

I need to replace the rivets that hold the spreaders on, pulleys, and metal lines going to the deck (I don't know there name). I've searched the forums and people seem to disagree about stainless vrs. aluminum

The boat is a 16 foot sunbird. I would guess it would get the same stress as a flying scott.

the originals seem to be aluminum in that they are breaking. I really don't want to mess with coating the stainless steel.

But will the aluminum be strong enough? Is there a recommended strength rating?

Also, there is one metal line going from the mast to the aft area. I guess this hooks into the boom? That's what it looks like in old pictures.
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