On Tuesday next week I will pull the mast
on our Adams
12 for a refurbishment. A rigger will oversee the operation and will make up new stainless rigging
. Meanwhile, I will sandblast those parts
of the mast
which need it and prime, fair, paint
etc. the question I have is about the rivets which hold the main track to the mast. Do people use aluminium rivets with an aluminium shaft, Monel or stainless. I can see problems with stainless through the dissimilar metal path and with Monel through the cost. Any people with experience in this?