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Old 12-05-2015, 10:57   #31
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Re: Preventing Stainless Steel from Pitting

Originally Posted by boat_alexandra View Post
I just spent 6 hours drilling out the 3/8" stainless pin that goes through a stainless block (hinge pin for monitor wind vane rudder) My electric drill broke so I was forced to use a hand drill, and the two parts were completely seized.

I think it's a bad design to put a high stress part like this where it is constantly submerged then stick stainless inside stainless with a very tight fit.
No doubt, I remember that pin. A bronze pin would have been nice. Maybe buy a bronze cap screw and cut to length.

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