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Old 14-01-2013, 03:07   #1
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Trampoline attachment buttons

Hi all,

Can anyone suggest where I can source replacement buttons for the trampoline attachment points for my FP cat?
The original aluminum ones are failing so I would like to go for stainless or high strength plastic ones.
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Old 14-01-2013, 05:37   #2
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Hi all,

Can anyone suggest where I can source replacement buttons for the trampoline attachment points for my FP cat?
The original aluminum ones are failing so I would like to go for stainless or high strength plastic ones.
I replaced mine with the OEM from FP. IIRC, ~2.50 euro each.
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Old 14-01-2013, 11:32   #3
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Re: Trampoline attachment buttons

Thanks DD
How long have they been on your boat?
I feel the originals are not up to the job and are looking for something a bit better.
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Old 14-01-2013, 15:03   #4
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Re: Trampoline attachment buttons

Dot Dun, Can you provide a little more info on IIRC? I cannot find them.

Dragon Lady, I have the same issue and am down to my last couple of spares that the PO had onboard when I bought her. I agree, there must be a better alternative but I have not found it.

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Old 14-01-2013, 15:13   #5
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Re: Trampoline attachment buttons

"replaced mine with the OEM from FP. IIRC, ~2.50 euro each"

OEM=Original Equipment Manufacturer
FP=Fontaine-Pajot
IIRC=If I Recall Correctly

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If you don't want to do that, try McMaster-Carr for a start. McMaster-Carr

they carry everything
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Old 14-01-2013, 15:24   #6
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Re: Trampoline attachment buttons

Who is the OEM? I would think it would be Goiot but I cannot find the buttons in the catalogue.
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Old 14-01-2013, 21:06   #7
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Thanks DD
How long have they been on your boat?
I feel the originals are not up to the job and are looking for something a bit better.
Replaced the first set at ~6-7 years. Got ~3 years on the new set now.

I wish they were anodized, but they are somewhat cheap. Replaced them when I replaced the net so the cost seemed cheap comparatively. :^)
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Who is the OEM? I would think it would be Goiot but I cannot find the buttons in the catalogue.
I couldn't find them anywhere either, hence I went back to FP.

Does Lagoon use the same system?
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Re: Trampoline attachment buttons

Not having seen these things, aren't they just washers with a screw through to attach to the flange?

If so, start here
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(I have a thing about mfg overcharging for parts, ever since I discovered that Harken sells Torlon bearing balls for something like 3x or more what you can get them from McMaster for. Hell with that.)
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Re: Trampoline attachment buttons

I have a contact that may have some in a few weeks.
Will be Anodized Aluminum and should last a life time.
Lagoon, Nautitech and FP use this system
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(I have a thing about mfg overcharging for parts, ever since I discovered that Harken sells Torlon bearing balls for something like 3x or more what you can get them from McMaster for. Hell with that.)
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I have a contact that may have some in a few weeks.
Will be Anodized Aluminum and should last a life time.
Both Lagoon an FP use this system
Some? Get a couple hundred and let us know!!
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Re: Trampoline attachment buttons

Just PM (Private Message) me how many each of you need and that is what I will have him get. He is getting the Anodized ones.

FP Mahe 36 uses 37
FP Lavezzi 40 uses ??
FP Belize 43 uses 43
FP Eleuthera 60 uses ??
Lagoon 380 uses 44
Nautitech 40 uses ??

This is what the un-anodized ones look like in just a few short years.
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Re: Trampoline attachment buttons

Catana doesn't use them at all, actually.

But I'm wondering, now that I see the pic. Is the bolt in the middle stainless? What's it bolting to, is that frame also stainless? Y'all might consider going with similar metals if you can, to avoid the galvanic corrosion issue
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Re: Trampoline attachment buttons

No the angle section that it attaches to is Al alloy.
I suspect that the buttons are cast alloy with a high zinc content help the casting process which then makes it terrible for corrosion resistance.
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