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Old 12 May 2013, 18:39   #201
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Well, lesson for the day is...

Don't buy screws because they 'look the right size' without taking the old ones as a comparison.

I'm going to have a LOT of 316SS fasteners left after this. What I thought was the right size for screwing the seat bases to the hinges turned out to be too long.

Stuck again waiting for fasteners. Not being able to nip across town to a chandlers is a pain.
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Stuck again waiting for fasteners. Not being able to nip across town to a chandlers is a pain.
If there is anything from Force 4 or 'down south' just shout - happy to nip in and stick anything in the post .
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Thanks Peter To be fair on them, Force 4 and most of the other chandlers are pretty good with postage.

Things usually arrives next working day, but it's such a pain in the neck having to down tools and return to a half finished job rather than ticking it off and moving on.

Stuck waiting for the postie at the moment...
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Nos. looking good dude, will it be ready for Round the island?
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Probably not-it might be ready but it'll be untested and I'm not going RTI in an untested boat.
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No, got to be the right screw. I'm not risking splitting the epoxy sealed seat bases by trying to get a self tapper without a point to go in them.I've gone too far to bodge stuff.
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You must have a local fixing supplier that stocks stainless Nos?
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No, got to be the right screw. I'm not risking splitting the epoxy sealed seat bases by trying to get a self tapper without a point to go in them.I've gone too far to bodge stuff.
No not like that you put the long screw part way in with point then remove & put the cut down one in! but if you have loads to do it could be a pain!
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You must have a local fixing supplier that stocks stainless Nos?
Only Screwfix, and their stocks are pretty limited and mostly industrial grade unpolished. Their stocks of 316 are almost nonexistent.

All our local ones have to order them in and it's quicker and cheaper to get the same thing on ebay by the time they've done it.
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