nylon nuts and bolts - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 02-20-2004
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
grampian23 is on a distinguished road
nylon nuts and bolts

Greetings!
I am writing from Vancouver Island, BC. I am fixing up a Grampian23 and I am wondering if I could use nylon nuts and bolts in the window frames and other exposed areas? Will they hold up to the weather and UV rays?

Thanks,
Russ
rjarnott@shaw.ca
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 02-20-2004
paulk's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
Posts: 2,534
Thanks: 4
Thanked 20 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 15
paulk is on a distinguished road
nylon nuts and bolts

Nylon should hold up pretty well to the weather and (especially in your area) UV rays, but I''d hesitate to use them in window frames or many other marine applications. The usual place I see nylon nuts & bolts is holding toilet seats on, where they''re always working loose. If you tighten them up enough to keep them from working loose, you end up distorting and/or stripping the threads. In an exterior situation, this will provide a wonderful passage for water to leak in, or for the fastening to crack and fail. Most caulking/sealing goops that are supposed to block leaks around fastenings will also be hard put to stick to nylon, so they''ll leak even if the bolts are well caulked. Sounds like a material to avoid in this application, IMHO.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 02-20-2004
DelmarRey's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 258
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
DelmarRey is on a distinguished road
nylon nuts and bolts

Nylon is not good in the sun, Like you really have to worry in Vancouver . Anyway, acetate is the best plastic for UV applications. But I would think stainless steel would be your best bet!

Del- Puget Sound
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newport33 Keel Bolts thompsonkeith Gear & Maintenance 0 05-21-2002 11:37 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:03 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.