Re: Help Needed: Rivets Broke Off of One of the Oar Lock Brackets
- Dan: Thanks for your response. I will try to do that this week.
--- In PortaBote@yahoogroups.com, "sukrfish" <dan@...> wrote:
> A drill and bit are used to remove rivets.
> Just find the bit is slightly undersized of the hole you have. By
> drilling out the core of the rivet it can collapse on itself when
> start to pry it out. It just takes a little fiddling with some
> once you have it drilled out.
> You can buy a "rivet gun" (also called a riveter officially) and
> rivets in a kit from your local hardware store. There are
> type of rivets, you can simply pickup a "blind rivet" kit.
> In a kit or package, they usually come with aluminum and steel
> in multiple sizes such as 1/8", 3/32" and 1/16".
> I paid less than $20 for mine years ago and got a decent one with a
> flexible head for tight spaces (head swivels around).
> It's really very easy, no need to pay anyone. You'll be back in
> water in no time.
> --- In PortaBote@yahoogroups.com, newmdcouple2002 <no_reply@>
> > Hello everyone, I'm an owner of one of the older PB (wooden
> > and a couple of days ago one of the oar lock plate/bracket
> > held by four rivets just broke off while paddling.
> > It looks like the rivets just kinda sheared off as one end of
> > rivet is still in the metal plate/bracket and the other end
> > the outside hull of the PB.
> > I did a search in the messages but could not find something that
> > specifically helped my situation. I'm also not the greatest
> > nor that knowledgable about rivets and repair, so I'm requesting
> > help from the good people in this group to suggest how I can get
> > oar lock plate/bracket back on in time to take my son out
> > fishing in our local lake next week.
> > Here's some questions I have (forgive my ignorance):
> > How do I get the two ends of the rivets out of the oar lock
> > plate/bracket and the hull of the boat (they seem to be really
> > lodged in there tight)?
> > Once the rivets are out, how do I re-rivet them back in and what
> > kind and size rivet should I use? (The only rivets I know about
> > blind rivets which usually are used when there's only one open
> > like a wall.)
> > I live in the Washington, DC area and am also willing to pay
> > in the area who can repair this issue for me.
> > Many thanks in advance for your advice and suggestions.
> > NMC