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Old 07-12-2011, 19:27   #1
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Surface Pitting on Clevis Pins

Hello folks. I'm re-rigging an Alajuela 38. Most of the 5/8 clevis pins have a bit of surface pitting. I realize that on swages or tangs or jaws this would be unacceptable but I'm wondering if there may be a little life left with the clevis pins. Wishful thinking?

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Its to important to take a chance on IMHO....
But then I'm not a metalurgist...
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Re: Surface pitting on clevis pins

A little pitting, myself wouldn't worry. Pin shear strengths are/or use to be 6:1. Never seen a sheared clevis pin B4. If they are bent a little then replace for sure.
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They are cheap . Why not just replace.
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Re: Surface pitting on clevis pins

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They are cheap . Why not just replace.
About $300 worth @ $10 each.
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