I've put about 50 1/4" rivets in my boat with it between a transom and a patch in the floor. sometimes it doesn't grip the rivet correctly and never pulls it up but I don't know if it's the gun or the rivets because most of the time i can switch rivets and it does perfectly.
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I am planning on replacing the floor on a 1977 16' starcraft aluminum boat. I know I have to remove the old floor but I need to know how to remove the shelves and support on the inner sides. I assume that I drill out the old rivets and remove the inner supports/ shelves.
My boat has pop rivets holding the floor down After 13 years a few are loose and need replacing I don't think bed liner is a great idea if you ever have to take the floor up for maintenance such as waterlogged foam, steering cable, fuel tank etc you would have to break through the bed liner and that would be tough
My boat originally used pop rivets, but in the first recarpet job, performed in 1985, we replaced the pop rivets with screws. To remove pop rivets, especially those made of aluminum, simply take the tip of a regular screwdriver and, with a small hammer, tap down lightly against the rivet.
This is a multi-part Starcraft aluminum boat restoration project. This restoration is a how-to series that will turn this old aluminum boat into a rebuilt "c
If you run into this scenario with rivets, I think a good solution would be to run some deck screws in to tighten everything up, then put in a rivet or two, and then if you desire, replace the deck screws with rivets.
Remove the rivets from the fiberglass floor of the boat. Some Lund boats are made of fiberglass, which is installed with pop rivets. Press a punch up against the rivet and hammer down slightly on the punch to remove the nail from the center of the rivet.
Boats are built with the same kinda rivets a semi truck or an aircraft are made with. They are just a solid rivet made out of aluminum. They are put in with an air hammer with a special bit and a bucking bar.
A new floor and the old boat was good for several more years. Then the transom brace cracked and the engine was flopping around and we bought a new boat. An old product called Permatex is what they built aircraft with and it is a little soft so it does not become brittle could work on loose rivets.
I've spent several hours pulling apart the boat: removing lids, hinges, carpet, trim, rivets, rivets, more rivets from the trim and hinges on the lids , and scraping glue. Just waiting on the carpet I ordered to arrive at this point.
Have you folks who have done this before try and hit the same rivet hole in the rib as the previous floor used?. Seems the project boat I bought has had the floor replaced before, lousy job and they drilled more holes in the ribs.
When you think about it, aluminum boats are little more than a few sheets of metal, held together with some rivets and welds. And while its pretty amazing how much of a pounding they can take, eventually their rivets loosen or breakand then the seams on your hull may refuse to keep the water in the lake, where you want it.
Newby replacing aluminum boat's floor. Discussion in 'Materials' started by Brylk1830, Mar 29, 2008. Joined: Mar 2008 Posts: 30 a lot of the factories that turned out these aluminum skiffs decided to cheap out and just rivet down some treated plywood for a cockpit sole. Now, they're all rotted out.
How To Use The Right Fastener. By Don Casey. First, assess the load this fastener will need to handle. The rivets contemporary boat owners are likely to use will be blind rivets, commonly called pop rivets, which can be installed even if you only have access to one side of the fastener hole. Install Boat Deck Fittings.