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How to blind mount hardware to mast.

Hi all,

I would like to mount a rope clutch to my mast. Here's the rub... I obviously can't get inside the mast to put a backing plate or even place nuts on the back of the screws. I can't rivet it either as the mounting holes for the rope clutch are deep inside the unit... longer than the head for the rivet gun. I don't think the mast wall thickness is great enough to tap the holes to accept machine screws without tearing out under tension.

Anyone know of a rivet gun with a long thin head that can fit down inside the rope clutch mounting holes (about 2-3" deep and 1/2" wide)

Any other ideas?

Any advice is appreciated
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