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Old 11-03-2019, 17:20   #16
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Re: T-Nuts and other nut alternatives

Originally Posted by HankOnthewater View Post
I shopped for small barrel-nuts the other day, could not find them in SS in 3/16 or 5 mm.
They are available down to 6-32 in SAE threads, although perhaps not in Oz.

Back to the original question about boats without headliners and nuts sticking out. I have glued wooden strips either side of a row of nuts ie for genoa track), to prevent scalps being dented or ripped open.
That would be a classic application for barrel nuts because of the low profile truss heads - no strips needed. They do require drilling holes larger, for the barrel diameter instead of the bolt diameter. And they are pricey. But they finish out beautifully.


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Re: T-Nuts and other nut alternatives

The Farrier builders typically use the non-spike versions, in stainless, and bond them to GRP backing plates. The ones I have seen looked pretty slick. If I ever remove the carpet I'm going to have to give it a serious look. But I hate the idea of having to tighten all of the fasteners from the deck side. That is what I can't get past. Not good for bedding.

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