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Fiberglass bolts

Postby carojae » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:51 am

Anyone have a affordable source for buying limited quantities for these bolts and nuts (5/6"x2", 3/8" x 2") ?

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Jim
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Re: Fiberglass bolts

Postby Breadline » Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:26 am

I had trouble finding fiberglass bolts in reasonable quantities and finally ended up buying 3/8" x 48" threaded rod with the corresponding flanged nuts from eplastics.com
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Re: Fiberglass bolts

Postby Lulu » Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:57 pm

McMaster-Carr Google their web site. Then type "fiberglass fasteners" in their search window. They have it all including flanged nuts (you wouldn't need washers and the nut is deeper than standard nuts giving you more holding surface)
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Re: Fiberglass bolts

Postby carojae » Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:14 pm

Thank you for the reply Lulu.
Great site and it's just what was wanting with quantities I can afford.

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Re: Fiberglass bolts

Postby Scotthmt » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:36 pm

I used pvc and hooked a whale, almost lost my Gurdy but was able to cut the wire in time


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Re: Fiberglass bolts

Postby John Murray » Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:28 am

now that's what I call a testimonial,thanks I'm changing mine.We luck out while anchoring in Malisbury in late July,a whale chasing feed came between the boat and stabi line it got caught in stabi haul back line broke that, lucky it wasn't caught in stabi line.
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Re: Fiberglass bolts

Postby Scotthmt » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:28 am

Just installed fiberglass bolts, they don't take well to over torquing, seems they have no stretch at all, tighten too much and they snap. I think in the offseason I will remount with steel bolts and fiberglass washers and insulating tubes.
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Re: Fiberglass bolts

Postby Lulu » Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:38 am

Correct, you can not over torque fiberglass like SS. However, there is no concern of stray current passing through or along fiberglass as one will have with metal bolts
I've used fiberglass for years. Caught three wires on a reef, being to aggressive fishing a pile of bait, pulled the davit, literally to the deck, bent the gurdie's shaft, and the bolts held without budging. Can't do that with nylon. Metal bolts defeat any efforts to isolate the gurdies. In my opinion, fiberglass is the best choice and a lot less expensive compared to SS
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