Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Currently in Savannah,GA
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Repair Boom Vang
Last year, I had my mainsail modified and moved my boom up about 6 inches on my aluminum mast. When I did,I drilled new holes the same size as the original ones, and used stainless steel pop rivets that were installed using a standard hand rivet tool.Worked great, and I''ve never had any problem.In your case,if the holes are wallowed out,(Southern term)-I would imagine that you''ll need to drill the holes out a little bigger and go with a larger rivet if you are re-attaching to the original point.It the holes are in good shape, you might get by with just replacing the rivets. Good luck!