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I'm having trouble finding hardware

I leveled the winch on my Tartan 30 with a wood block. I now need 7 inch 5/16 Stainless bolts with a champfered/countersink head to fit my winch. Problem is, every local place I call wants me to order 25-50 and I only need 12. Plus they are about 4 bucks a pop. I am having a hard time finding an online site to order from. anyone have any advice?
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Fully threaded they are $7.85 each, and partially threaded they are $5.81 each.

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Re: I'm having trouble finding hardware

how high did you make the block? it will be very hard to find flathead bolts that long. bolts that long will not be as strong in shear load, they may a tendency to bend under load. the higher the block the smaller the load the winch mounting can handle. I never saw a problem with the winch mounting on a Tartan 30

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[QUOTE=eherlihy;1076288]Fully threaded they are $7.85 each, and partially threaded they are $5.81 each.

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7" ones? Sorry, I am just not seeing them. I really need these but am not seeing much more than 5 inches or so.
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Jamestown Distributors has 5/16 18 thread fasteners on a piece by piece basis in both bronze and SS (304) at 8 inches length. Precious at 12-13 bucks per machine screw.

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Fully threaded they are $7.85 each, and partially threaded they are $5.81 each.

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7" ones? Sorry, I am just not seeing them. I really need these but am not seeing much more than 5 inches or so.
Follow the link. Select Inch, then select Stainless, then select the length (they go up to 20") then select the thread that you want...


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How did you mount the block?
Why not drill up inside the block a few inches from the bottom, make the hole the same size as the washers (well, very slightly bigger) and just use a shorter bolt to mount the winch? Will be stronger, easier to find and cheaper. I would think 3 inches of wood isn't going to be significantly weaker than 7 inches of wood.

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Well the block is glued on so I need the strength of the bolts. If the winch will allow, possibly I could drill the hole bigger if need be, I will probably go with 3/8 bolt for some added strength.
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Now after thinking about it I am not sure why he built those so high. It looks like I could take off a couple inches and it would be stronger and cheaper on hardware.
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