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|09-22-2008 09:45 PM|
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
|09-22-2008 09:28 PM|
I'd imagine that chain would damage and wear through starboard, in rather short time if you use the anchor a lot.
Originally Posted by speciald View Post
|09-22-2008 02:44 PM|
|speciald||I used a piece of Starboard - easier to cup and shape and nowhere near as hot underfoot.|
|09-22-2008 02:38 PM|
If you have a boat Railing shop in town they will have the ability to help you with scraps,shaping, welding, drilling whatever.
Strange this is comming up I am designing an item for my boat as well.
Thought this apropriate for post # 2001
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|09-22-2008 02:27 PM|
|RAGTIMEDON||If you are willing to put some sweat into it, a scrap yard is your cheapest source. Take a magnet with you! once you find and purchase a small piece of scrap you can cut it and/or finish it with a Dremel tool. A dremel tool is one of the most versatile tools on a boat for small jobs; I won't leave home without it!|
|09-22-2008 02:05 PM|
|sailboy21||onlinemetals.com look for them on Amazon.com too. I have had good experiences with them, and they answer the phone! Very nice to deal with.|
|09-22-2008 01:57 PM|
I'd ask local scrap yards or stainless welding shops first, since what they want for a piece of bar stock scrap may be less than the SHIPPING cost of mail ordering it.
A fast web search will find many reasonable web vendors--but shipping and handling can't be avoided.
|09-22-2008 01:54 PM|
This is one of my sources for metal. www.metalsupermarkets.com
They usually have everything in stock at pretty reasonable prices and they have several locations around the country.
|09-22-2008 01:38 PM|
|xort||Plain flat bar stock will suffice, all that will need to be done is finish the two cut ends. Not sure what finishing stainless entails, I don't have metal working tools.|
|09-22-2008 12:17 PM|
IF you feel comfortable with doing the work yourself, you might check local scrap yards ... mine sells stainless, for $1.75/lb regardless of type ... I visit regularly, pick through the stock, and purchase what I need or might need.
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