Cleat mounting

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bcbouy
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Cleat mounting

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yeah, they're just like an oversized rivet anyway.good thing our boats don't have any of those pesky rivets right?.
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bcbouy wrote:yeah, they're just like an oversized rivet anyway.good thing our boats don't have any of those pesky rivets right?.
Bucked rivets are a whole different animal than friction fitted rivnuts though. You'll never see a manufacturer of quality, riveted boats like Lund using rivnuts (or even bucked rivets) to attach cleats to flat aluminum plate. They always through bolt them with backer plates.
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If I found a new boat with nylon cleats, or steel cleats screwed to the deck I would run the other direction.
It tells you a lot about the construction that you cannot see.
I like welded aluminum boats with welded cleats.