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If you're going to ever have to remove the spreader lights, you'll be wishing you used screws. Pop rivets should only be used for hardware that will generally not need replacing, like padeyes. It is difficult to wear out a padeye or upgrade a padeye.... since they're relatively low-maintenance and very difficult to damage.
As an alternative, you could pop rivet a base mounting block to the aluminum spreader arms, say made of starboard or something similar, and then use screws to attach the light to the mounting block.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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