I wanted to get clevis pins stronger than 316 stainless for a shear application (attaching standing rigging
tang) I have looked at various alloys, but very few are available in the size I need (3/8")
I found a website selling navtec rod rigging
for sailboats, it's $6 per ft of 3/8" nitronic 50. For just 1 or 2ft of this, I could cut it and drill holes for cotter pins to make many clevis pins. Anyone done this?
I also considered titanium (6Al4V) which has similar strength to nitronic 50 (about twice 316 stainless) Both have better corrosion
resistance than 316. Any other suggested alloys? I can't find 2205 in 3/8" rod.