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Whether you’re in the commercial boat construction industry or you’re refurbishing your family boat, there are a few things you should keep in mind with regards to selecting the right fastener for the job. Marsh Fasteners has set up a quick guide to simplify the process for you:
Stainless steel fasteners
In the past, people specified a range of inferior fastener materials for their boat, even though stainless steel is known to be the superior material for the job. The reason for this is that steel used to be expensive but luckily, all that has changed over the past few years, giving everyone (from large companies who buy in bulk to the DIY boat builder) access to top quality fasteners. There are many stainless steel fasteners that have been manufactured specifically to minimize any corrosion from sea water.
If your boat is kept in the ocean 24/7, then it is advisable to invest in a silicon bronze fastener. This type of fastener will be easy to fasten onto plywood planking on the frame of the boat. It is also a better solution than brass fasteners seeing as it is stronger, more durable and provides excellent corrosion resistance.
When it comes to marine grade fasteners, Marsh Fasteners is the supplier of choice. Not only do we supply fasteners in a range of metals and sizes, but we can also create customized solutions for you. Our range of products isn’t limited to fasteners as we can offer you everything from nails to screws for your boating project.
Need more information about buying fasteners for your boat? Then contact Marsh Fasteners today.