Need help finding rivets, Tracker Grizzly 1648

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Pulling the floor for my grizzly to gut the foam out of it. I can't for the life of me find the proper size and material of rivets to put it back together. If anyone could point me in the right direction to find them and where to order them so I can a put this tin can back together properly. Thanks in advance.
 
Yes, large flange aluminum pop rivets are what you need. 3/16 shank most likely.

I do not recommend steel due to dissimilar metal corrosion, and they're harder to fasten.

For use in the hull, you can also by closed end rivets that will not leak water like a regular pop rivet.
 
Ended up ordering some 1/4 inch rivnuts per some recommendation from other tracker owners with the same boat, gonna see how they do once I go to button it back up.if they don't work I'll go the way y'all are saying. She finally came loose last night after 3 evenings of messing around with it.

It's ridiculous that these boats still have this problem after all the years they've made them.

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Ended up ordering some 1/4 inch rivnuts per some recommendation from other tracker owners with the same boat,

So what bolts are you going to use? Aluminum? Stainless?
Also if not truss headed then you'll probably be tripping all over them.
 
So what bolts are you going to use? Aluminum? Stainless?
Also if not truss headed then you'll probably be tripping all over them
Gonna try these out, worst case if they don't seem to be the right fit I'll go a diff route but I am planning to do some more work in the near future so if I need to pull the floor back out those make it easier then I can rivet it later.

Stainless Steel 1/4-20 Rivet Nuts and Bolts 1" Button Head Socket Cap Screws 1/4-20 Flat Washers Rivnut Threaded Nutsert 30-Set https://a.co/d/30ufgtT
 
Pulling the floor for my grizzly to gut the foam out of it. I can't for the life of me find the proper size and material of rivets to put it back together. If anyone could point me in the right direction to find them and where to order them so I can a put this tin can back together properly. Thanks in advance.
They are most likely 3/16 Brazier Head rivets. 1100 aluminum. I am on my 4th hull rebuild. 2 StarCraft, a Duracraft, and a Mirrocraft. They were all 3/16 Braziers. I ordered on Amazon. Picked up the long barrel air hammer with feather trigger from HF. It's a 2 person job as you need someone to hold the bucking bar inside while the other drives from outside. Practice a bit joining some scrap to get the feel of it. Seal rivets and seams with Gluvit and it will stay sealed up..unless you ram a log or rock.. 😂
 
They are most likely 3/16 Brazier Head rivets. 1100 aluminum. I am on my 4th hull rebuild. 2 StarCraft, a Duracraft, and a Mirrocraft. They were all 3/16 Braziers. I ordered on Amazon. Picked up the long barrel air hammer with feather trigger from HF. It's a 2 person job as you need someone to hold the bucking bar inside while the other drives from outside. Practice a bit joining some scrap to get the feel of it. Seal rivets and seams with Gluvit and it will stay sealed up..unless you ram a log or rock.. 😂
I don't think you understood him. They are NOT Brazier head rivets in the floor. There is no way for anyone to get to the other side of the rivet. (That's between the floor and the hull)
 
I don't think you understood him. They are NOT Brazier head rivets in the floor. There is no way for anyone to get to the other side of the rivet. (That's between the floor and the hull)
Maybe I did misunderstand him. But from my experiences they have been Brazier and you have to remove the floor and foam to get to them. You would still need do that for rivnuts, which are not sealed. Also if the threads back out, instant leak.
 
Maybe I did misunderstand him. But from my experiences they have been Brazier and you have to remove the floor and foam to get to them. You would still need do that for rivnuts, which are not sealed. Also if the threads back out, instant leak.

There's a floating floor in the trackers, it's on top of aluminum tubing and it's riveted down. Some of the rivets I ground out were threaded rivnuts from the factory
 

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Wow! I have not seen this before. But I have never seen a tracker apart before. Those look really corroded, are they steel?
 
Wow! I have not seen this before. But I have never seen a tracker apart before. Those look really corroded, are they steel?
Yeah they were a ***** to get out so assuming stainless, just too much moisture under the floor they rotted out bad.
 
Maybe I did misunderstand him. But from my experiences they have been Brazier and you have to remove the floor and foam to get to them. You would still need do that for rivnuts, which are not sealed. Also if the threads back out, instant leak.

The rivets are NOT holding the hull to the ribs, they are holding the floor to the ribs. No chance of any "leaks".
 
Yeah they were a ***** to get out so assuming stainless, just too much moisture under the floor they rotted out bad.
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The rivets are NOT holding the hull to the ribs, they are holding the floor to the ribs. No chance of any "leaks".
Ahhh ok. I was trying to wrap my mind around using rivnuts though the hull and it kinda hurt my brain.. 😂 😆
 
Yeah they were a ***** to get out so assuming stainless, just too much moisture under the floor they rotted out bad.
I think in that case I would just use aluminum pop rivets. No galvanic corrosion from dissimilar metals. Easy to drill out if needed. Or 316 SS screws, pre drilled holes, coat the screws with Indian head aviation shellac. It helps immensely with bolts not corroding in outboards, should do the same there. I am by no means an expert. I continue to read and research just like you are,
 

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