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Old 02-09-2015, 06:57   #1
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Rivet or ?

I have these fasteners throughout the boat in all of the wood that is attached to the fiberglass body. Are these rivets or what? btw...the center is not white...just a glare from the flash that I could not get rid of.
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Re: Rivet or ?

Does it have a threaded center? I can't tell from the photo. If so, it's a rivet-nut (aka rivnut). It works like a rivet but once it's fitted ,a bolt can be inserted.
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Re: Rivet or ?

No the center is smooth. That was the outside (decorative) side of it.
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:55   #4
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Re: Rivet or ?

When the center pin is pushed in flush, it expands the segmented cylindrical tube attached to the outer ring. Usually sacrificial on most panel work.
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Re: Rivet or ?

it appears to be a common pop rivet....? wierd
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