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Old 11-12-2006, 14:15   #1
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Source for Stainless and Bronze Fasteners

Aloha all,
I'm on an island. I have a limited number of sources I can check with to find nuts and bolts for my boat building projects and have resorted to making my own at times. Ace and True Value Hardware are not much of a help.
I would appreciate any lead on sources for a great number of different types of nuts, bolts, screws, etc..
My latest is a quest for a 16MM set screw for attachment of my Gori prop but that is just an example of the quests I have had in the past.
Can you give me your favorite sources for odd sized nuts, bolts and machine screws in stainless and bronze?
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Old 11-12-2006, 15:13   #2
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aloha John jamestown distributors jamestown r.i. hamilton marine portland, searsport, ellsworth, me. is where i get my stuff but, i live on the east coast both in travelling dist. from home. they both do mail order. both on the web. there must be others closer ie. west coast or what have you good luck regards mike
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Old 11-12-2006, 15:20   #3
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Old 11-12-2006, 15:28   #4
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I buy some hardware from Fastenal.
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Old 11-12-2006, 15:57   #5
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Thanks a lot. That gives me a good start. I've gotten some things from Fastenal too but they don't have a great selection on odd sizes.
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McMaster Carr will have almost anything you need.

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In theory, wholesale only, but I have had no trouble ordering from them.
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I second the McMaster-Carr. Even here in Seattle we order from M-C for the really specialty stuff. If you just need oneses or twoses and it'll fit in and envelope, just let me know and I'll just mail it to ya. I know what it's like to have one hand tied behind your back............................................_/)
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Aloha Great Ketch and Delmarrey,
I've never heard of McMaster-Carr. Will check them out. Thanks very much.
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Small Parts Inc have all sorts of neat stuff, including 316 SS fasteners:
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Old 12-12-2006, 09:43   #10
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Mccalley for custom made stuff Yacht Hardware

Reid Supply lots of stainless bits http://www.kp44.org/ftp/ReidToolSupp...essCatalog.pdf

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I love McMaster Carr... Their online catalog / shop is super and delivery takes about a day and they have almost everything you could want. Try em ... you'll love em.

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