rivetting gear to mast

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I want to rivet a piece of gear to the top of a 10m mast, which has internal halyards etc. Do I have to worry about fouling up the lines inside when I rivet? what's the best way to go about it? thanks
 

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Just make sure the rivets dont come in the way of any halyards, I wouldnt worry unduly. Use monel rivets! But they are hard to set, you normally need the "lazy tong" type of gun, (concertina), also use some special grease on them, cant remember it's name, special for mast fittings.
 

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If fitting whilst up mast be careful when you drill the holes, a friend drilled through the halyard holding him up, luckly he spotted the threads coming through the hole.

Also Duralac is guaranteed to get all over your clothes so wear old manky stuff you don't care about, its impossible to get off. I speak from experience, have a Musto Snug which is now Blue with Yellow stains.
 

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Where abouts are you bassed Kevin?
I have been reviting on my mast this eve, used 6x 10mm s/s revits, (leftovers from the Scottish Parliment construction)
If using s/s or monel revits and a lazy tongs, I advice to put the revit into the tongs and gently squeeze it until slight presure is felt before inserting revit into hole, as the revit pin tends to fall back into the revit hole each time the tongs are stretched before one can get it clinched, which means that the tongs cant get a grip on the pin.
Be careful when opening the tube of Duralac, as if it is a bit stiff at the top and you squeeze the tube to get it out, the bottom of the tube may burst, as it did with me.
 
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