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Old 26-05-2013, 04:23   #1
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Any use or value

...for used, but looks new Navtec rod? Any uses besides closet poles on the boat? I just ordered new rods and hate to just scrap it at the price I paid. It's Nitronic 50 in sizes -40, -22, and -17. Any ideas?
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Old 26-05-2013, 15:20   #2
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any stainless steel fabricator will have it off you at scrap ss price if it is 316
great for making railings on up market bungalows/flats! for palangi's in phuket......
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Re: Any use or value

G'Day Atoll,

Rod rigging is usually made from Nitronic 50, not any of the 300 series of s/s. This is good stuff, virtually immune to crevice corrosion and stress cycle corrosion and bloddy strong. But, I don't know if it is weldable.

For Greg, rod usually fails at or near the heads on the ends of the rods. It is possible that someone with a smaller boat could use your old rods, cut down and reheaded (reheading is a common service and not too dear).

I know that if I lived ashore and had a shed and was in your place, I couldn't possibly throw such good stuff away!!

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Rod rigging is usually made from Nitronic 50, not any of the 300 series of s/s. This is good stuff, virtually immune to crevice corrosion and stress cycle corrosion and bloddy strong. But, I don't know if it is weldable ...
“NITRONIC 50 has good welding characteristics, similar to austenitic stainless steels.”
S20910 Nitronic 50 :: Austral Wright Metals :: Australia
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“NITRONIC 50 has good welding characteristics, similar to austenitic stainless steels.”
S20910 Nitronic 50 :: Austral Wright Metals :: Australia
+1,seem to remember a steel boat builder using old rod rigging for all his toe rails,
would make very up market burgler bars for houses as well!
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Thanks Guys, maybe I'll bundle it up and store it on our too large of boat til I get a decent price for it. Costs about $10us/ft. and looks new. Thought about just reheading, but....
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