Whether you are a hobbyist or a professional, whether you build boats with wood or metal and whether your craft is set to sail the high seas or to be used for a weekend on the lake, one thing is for certain. Your water vessel is going to need fasteners in order to stay together. For over 20 years Marsh Fasteners has been a leading source of stainless steel and marine grade fasteners and hardware.
Boat Building FAQs
- Building a Wooden Boat at home? Consider Deck Screws
Deck Screws are thin screws that can be screwed into place using a cordless drill without drilling a starter hole. This has revolutionized home wooden boat building world. Like drywall screws have replaced nailing, so have deck screws replaced boat nails.
- Why Stainless Steel?
Stainless steel used to be very expensive. But with most of the fasteners coming from offshore, stainless just isn't that expensive anymore and for most trailer-able boats, stainless steel makes an ideal fastener. It doesn't corrode whether a boat is kept out of the water or when the boat is used in seawater.
- When Should I Use Silicon Bronze?
For a boat that truly is kept in a slip in the ocean, silicon bronze is probably a good idea. It is the finest of all boat building fasteners. They don't come in deck screw shapes, so you'll have to pre-drill starter holes. But you'll be able to drive them in with a cordless drill if you purchase Phillips head screws.
- Why Should I Build My Own Boat?
Building a boat should not be about saving money. Boat building is about the challenge of building a boat and having your own design come to life beneath your hands. There are many pre-built boats that may come cheaper than building a boat yourself from scratch.
- What Type of Wood?
Traditionally, boat building required specific species of woods that are rot resistance. However, with today's advanced finishes, it is much less of an issue. Most strip boats still use cypress or cedar - mostly for the traditional look. Plywood boats can be built with just about any species of wood you choose, assuming it has a clear grain (few knotholes or splits) and it is somewhat dense in order to hold fasteners.
About Marsh Fasteners
Marsh Fasteners specializes in stainless steel nails, screws, nuts bolts, and any other fasteners. For over 20 years Marsh Fasteners has provided:
- Quality stainless steel fasteners and hardware
- Competitive pricing
- Bulk, packaged or kitted inventory
- Construction projects
- Excellent inventory including
- Standard stainless steel fasteners
- Specialty stainless steel fasteners
- Friendly and knowledgeable staff
Marsh Fasteners also provides aluminum, silicon bronze, brass, hot dip galvanized, and nylon fasteners for those niche applications.