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What size rivet?

I am looking to attach my winch handle holder to the mast using rivets. What size rivet should I purchase? I am not exactly mechanically inclined.......
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Re: What size rivet?

Hard to answer, broke. You need to get a rivet that has a compression depth matching the combined thickness of the holder and mast. Can't know what that is from afar.

Be careful when drilling into your mast, as you don't want to hit anything inside. Assuming you have an aluminum mast, I would use aluminum rivets too.

As an aside, I'm not a huge fan of having things on the mast that could snag a line.
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Re: What size rivet?

Thanks Minne. Sounds like you are saying that rivet size refers to the length of the "head" of the rivet. I thought it referred to it's girth?
My lines get snagged on just about everything on the foredeck but I can't imagine them getting snagged on the winch handle holder! To many other things to get snagged on!
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Re: What size rivet?

Found this for you. There is both diameter and compression range to consider. First, you'll need to know the thickness of the holder and mast.

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I was thinking of lines being caught on the winch handle too.
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Re: What size rivet?

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I am looking to attach my winch handle holder to the mast using rivets. What size rivet should I purchase? I am not exactly mechanically inclined.......
There is no need of a mechanical fastener in a winch handle holder at all. Its not loaded. Use an adhesive sealant material applied to the back of the holder. One could use 4200 (NOT 5200!) for example. Position the holder where you want it and fix in place overnight with some masking tape while the sealant cures. No holes needed. I have done this with both cockpit holders and mast holders for years and have never had one break free.

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What size rivet?

Never thought of it! I guess I can try that first. I have it presently attached with tie wraps. Not very nautical looking.
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Re: What size rivet?

I would keep a spare below just in case the sealant lets go...
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I would keep a spare below just in case the sealant lets go...
One that I attached to the mast of our prior yacht, a 1976 Cal 2-29, in 1987 is still attached although the pocket itself has needed occasional coatings with NicroCote over the years. Likewise the three that I have attached to our current yacht, two in the cockpit and one on the mast, since 2001.

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Mine is held on using hose clamps.
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Re: What size rivet?

don't know your boat but make sure you place it so the jib sheet will not hang on the handle or you will have installed a Winch Handle Launcher. if you angle it slightly forward it will increase the launch distance so the handle will clear the foredeck and avoid any dings in the deck. I believe the current cost per launch is about $75. Remember to remind anyone on the foredeck to keep on eye on the handle during a tack so they will have time to duck, you want them to be able to help clean the boat at the end of the sail.
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