Originally Posted by T37Chef
Just thought I would share,
I was searching for some large replacement bolts/nuts/washers for a rudder repair and found Fastenal. I had not heard of this company, but I am glad I found it, better late than never I suppose. They have a great selection of Stainless Steel & 316 SS nuts & bolts, among many other things. They don't advertise much I guess, their primary clientèle is contractors but they are open to the public. I was surprised to find how many locations they have, at least in Maryland, they're everywhere. It appears pricing is very good, especially compared to marine stores. The same bolt I needed was almost 4X cost at West Marine. They don't sell most things by the piece so it may not be cost effective for most DIY.
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You should post this in the "Good Vendor Thread" in General Discussion. I did the same for Tacoma Screw which is similar but located in the PNW.
It's fun to find gem's like these. ACE was putting a big dent in my wallet until I found Tacoma Screw.