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Jiffy reefing and attaching things to the boom. Rivets?
I have a new sail coming today I hope and trying to get a jiffy reefing setup for it. I have just recently added a new jam cleat to the boom and followed the lead of the previous mount. I drilled a hole and used a screw. I see there are some places where things are mounted with rivets. Is this a more secure method? I do have a riveter, but have only a little experience with one. Is there any considerations to riveting on a boat? I figure aluminum block to an aluminum boom, I should be good to go with an aluminum rivet. I have pulled out all the books and none of my manuals cover this. Maybe it is so basic they don't want to insult the reader, but I would like to get it right the first time.
Now onto the reefing I plan on adding an eye to one side of the boom and a cheek block on the other. Should these be placed 3-4" or more back from where the reefing clew will hit the boom to act as an outhaul?
West Wight Potter 14 "Lemon Drop"
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