Pop rivets on carbon spars?

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by GrahamR, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. GrahamR
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    GrahamR Junior Member

    Can any anyone advise me on the best type of pop rivets for attaching stainless steel fittings to a carbon mast section please? I have read somewhere that "split rivets" are available which spread wider internally to reduce localised loading to the laminate. The other problem as I understand is that common rivet materials such as monel metal are too far removed from carbon on the galvanic series, hence likely to suffer corrosion.
  2. redreuben
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    redreuben redreuben

    Titanium is the closest I believe.
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