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Re: Help Needed: Rivets Broke Off of One of the Oar Lock Brackets

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  • newmdcouple2002
    Dan: Thanks for your response. I will try to do that this week. NMC ... you ... pliers ... some ... different ... rivets ... the ... seats) ... that s ... the
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 1, 2008
      Dan: Thanks for your response. I will try to do that this week.

      NMC



      --- 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
      you
      > start to pry it out. It just takes a little fiddling with some
      pliers
      > once you have it drilled out.
      >
      > You can buy a "rivet gun" (also called a riveter officially) and
      some
      > rivets in a kit from your local hardware store. There are
      different
      > type of rivets, you can simply pickup a "blind rivet" kit.
      >
      > In a kit or package, they usually come with aluminum and steel
      rivets
      > 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
      the
      > water in no time.
      >
      > Dan
      > --- In PortaBote@yahoogroups.com, newmdcouple2002 <no_reply@>
      wrote:
      > >
      > > Hello everyone, I'm an owner of one of the older PB (wooden
      seats)
      > > and a couple of days ago one of the oar lock plate/bracket
      that's
      > > held by four rivets just broke off while paddling.
      > >
      > > It looks like the rivets just kinda sheared off as one end of
      the
      > > rivet is still in the metal plate/bracket and the other end
      still on
      > > 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
      handyman
      > > 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
      the
      > > 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
      metal
      > > 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
      are
      > > blind rivets which usually are used when there's only one open
      end,
      > > like a wall.)
      > >
      > > I live in the Washington, DC area and am also willing to pay
      someone
      > > in the area who can repair this issue for me.
      > >
      > > Many thanks in advance for your advice and suggestions.
      > >
      > > NMC
      > >
      >
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