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Old 25-11-2007, 10:25 PM   #1
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Hard to get/Overpriced

What are the most difficult to get/overpriced items in this country?
Latham steering would be one - but not much demand.

1/2 UNF bolts?
Gorilla Jack plates?
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Old 25-11-2007, 10:53 PM   #2
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Agreed on the latham but def Gorilla jack plates! Mostly spares!
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1/2 UNF bolts?
Many years ago when working for Gartrac race and rally we used "Margnor Fastners" in worplesdon (Guildford) back then if they didn't have them they were not available, ... quite suprised to see they are still going so probably worth a try...

http://www.margnor.co.uk/=products.htm
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Agreed on the latham but def Gorilla jack plates! Mostly spares!
Thats cus weve got them all lol!....weve got 3 gorillas here!
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Old 26-11-2007, 10:16 AM   #5
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try www.a2a4.co.uk in southampton.
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http://www.ahc-camberley.co.uk/fasteners.htm
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Old 26-11-2007, 12:32 PM   #7
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What are the most difficult to get/overpriced items in this country?
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Old 26-11-2007, 07:44 PM   #8
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Latham are a pain as it's all transfers no credit cards other than that fine


Earls UK got to be the worst

Still wating on fittings ordered in September, take ya choice on excuses from missed flights, public holidays, pregnant goldfish, hampster with depression, ect, ect makes you think how they stay in business, oh yeh overpriced
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AHC's the best!
thats where we get all our boat stuff from! great shop
they cant get the correct merc bolts though (the fine thread bolt)
....well they can but they have to order in a batch of 200 !


last time we went to AHC we saw Matt there too, then on our journey home we got a puncture pulled over on the frimley road, and it just started to rain, the boat was uncovered at home, and we diddnt have a suitable jack to get the wheel changed, then Matt pulled over in his matching Shogon pulled out a hydraulic jack and saved the day
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Those 1/2'' unf bolts are actualy 9/17'' i belive. Why not use unc and double locnut them. We never have any problems with them unwinding.
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Those 1/2'' unf bolts are actualy 9/17'' i belive. Why not use unc and double locnut them. We never have any problems with them unwinding.
I think its just that you can get the fine thread bolts tighter, also i think there diameter is ever so slightly bigger
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Think the tightness thing was put around by merc so they could charge you £12.00 per bolt and £2.00 per nut. Most lifter bolts are unc and they seem to be tight enough and not suffer unduly.
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Think the tightness thing was put around by merc so they could charge you £12.00 per bolt and £2.00 per nut. Most lifter bolts are unc and they seem to be tight enough and not suffer unduly.
Yep true! Gorilla jacks come with the unc bolts so must be allright!
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Think the tightness thing was put around by merc
It's common sense when you think about it, a fine thread will always pull up tighter than a coarse!

Stainless Marine etc use UNC coz they expect you to be bolting their product to a glass/wooden transom, if it's metal to metal you really should be using UNF or Metric fine.

Out of interest, quite a few of the latest motors are coming through with UNC !!!!!
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And a fine thread has more base material left cause the threads are less in depth,so the bolt is stronger when diameter and material are the same.

When real strenght is wanted the thread is rolled on the material instead of cutting thread,that way the bolt has not loosen any material,and is not as sharp as a cut thread bolt ,the cutting is what starts the bolt to break ,ehh we call it kerf working here ,don,t know the english word for that...

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Very useful and interesting thread
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