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    Using rivets to install lightweight gear. Anyone have done advice about using rivets?
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    I get my rivets and hardware online at Bass pro shops. Local shops charge an arm and leg.

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    Ive been told not to do it because of rust issues. If you do get aircraft grade, but Ive heard they are $$$. Better off mounting with stainless hardware, but not sure what your trying to add on.

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    Side carry handles. No access to inside hull in that area.
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    Rivets do not sound like a good idea for carry handles. If they give out you could be stuck with a bigger problem. Check out the Yak Attack Rigging Bullet. https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/s...f5&action=view
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    What about well nuts? I have many rivets on my '95 Ocean Scupper Classic that are strong and handle the weight of the yak easily. Mostly fresh water but have had many trips in the salt. I wouldn't hesitate to replace with rivets.

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    If you buy the correct cherry aircraft rivets from a kayak shop they are the strongest most permanent method of attachment when you have no access. They are not expensive at our shop. Never use regular rivets as they will pull right out of soft plastic. They are designed to be used in metal. Well nuts suck and should never be used for anything. In the 30 years I have been selling and rigging kayaks I have installed around 15,000 rivets and have never seen one pull out. And only a few have broken.

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    Thanks. Appreciate the info
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    Never used well nuts but have a few that were recommended by Bell Haven, I think I was going to use them on a paddle holder, never did mount it though. I would listen to Barrell he is the most experienced at this.

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