Fair question. Many things. Initially rod holders and sounder pedestal. Thinking of d-loops for anchor trolley. Later, probably not much.YakAtak said:This might sound stupid, but what are you going to use the rivets to attach?
Because you can work on one side only. They aren't as strong as bolt and nut but they are better than self-tappers and ordinary rivets. If you have access inside and the application is demanding, such as trolling for pelagics, then go the bolt, washer and nyloc nut. Without inside access, you have to use wellnuts, rivets or self-tappers.YakAtak said:OK so what is/are the advantage/s of using rivets over bolts and lock nuts?
Standard fitout has a large rectangular centre hatch. This provides some access. There is an option of a large bow hatch, with a tapered shape, which will provide much more access. I have yet to take this up, but will likely do so in a few months. There aren't any standard hatches providing access to the rear.YakAtak said:So the cobra doesn't have a lot of below deck access?
Nick, I've already checked two Bunnings stores. Couldn't find any. Let me know how you go.Flump said:Dave
Check out this link
It has those sorts of rivets and you can buy them online, never used their site before but 4.8 mm dia split rivets at 1 to 9 mm grip length are only $21.70 for 100.
I'm pretty sure you can get these in Bunnings for about $10 for 50, I'm going there tomorrow arvo so will report back.
Also, probably a good time to remind everyone about this website for s/s nuts and bolts Small Parts