WillH Posted May 18, 2009 Report Share Posted May 18, 2009 I recently bought a Caper cat that had a gudgeon that had been ripped out. It has the original cast aluminium rudders, so I guess that would be a common problem. Anyway, when I drilled what was left of the old rivets that attached the gudgeon, I found the holes in the alloy plate inside the hull were pretty big, so i was thinking the hole might be too big for the rivets. So i thought I'd cut a little hole in the top of the hull to allow me to get a washer and a nut on the back of plate and then put a stainless screw through from the front. No problems doing this, but then I thought maybe it's better having a rivet there so if you do hit something hard that's where it breaks and is simple to repair rather than something else breaking like a rudder casting or whatever that would be hard to fix. Any thoughts / suggestions? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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