Who has successfully mounted the large mast float???
I just bought the large mast float for my '83 H16. The kit contains rivets which turned out to be too tough for the beefiest rivet tool I could get at my local Home Depot (Arrow Model RHT300, just under 20 bucks, not recommended for stainless steel - I guess, the folks at Hobie packed stainless steel for this job!!). Boat already on the beach, mast drilled, rivets in, but not tight and tool gives up its ghost. Great!!! Does anyone know an affordable manual tool (I found some, e.g. http://oemproamtools.com/poprivet.htm
for Cnd$ 155.00 !!!) that can handle stainless steel rivets?? Or would aluminum rivets be strong enough??
Any input appreciated!!