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Post by blink » 13 Mar 2012, 10:37

i just bought some 6' lengths of continous aluminum piano hinge for $10.70 a piece at Grainger.
They have like 4 stores around Atlanta and will have anything shipped to a store for free.
Big selection too!
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg/se ... =subset&N=

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Great product for decking and transom Ecolife PT Lumber

Post by g8er4lyfe » 30 Mar 2012, 13:25

I was at my local lumber yard explaining what I was doing and what I needed out of my wood, when the very helpful associate steered me to Ecolife Pressure Treated plywood. www.treatedwood.com This is the perfect wood for many of your projects.

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Post by ArkieCreeker » 26 Apr 2012, 16:05

I recently scored a major amount of aluminum square tube and thought I would post where from, for people who may or may not have thought of it . Stop by any local to you ALUMINUM/CANVAS AWNING COMPANY and ask if they have any scraps to sell. I stopped by one here and got 50 - 60 linear foot of 1" square tube for FREE.

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Post by fishinnut » 21 May 2012, 00:36

Might add Bullfrog rivets to the list. Closed end blind rivets to replace bottom rivets easily. bullfrogrivets.com

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Post by DVeasey » 02 Jun 2012, 12:26

For leds, switches, and pretty much anything electrical related, I like Jameco Electronics:

http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores ... ogId=10001

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Post by radgumbo » 03 Jun 2012, 09:08

Check this site out. Interesting and very informative. Site might seem difficult to navigate at first mainly due to all the information they supply. However, once you figure it out the prices for Epoxy resins, primers etc. can't be touched... definitely worth a LOOK.
http://www.epoxyproducts.com/
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Post by radgumbo » 03 Jun 2012, 09:16

Alternative to Bullfrog rivet kit...from Harbor freight. I bought the rivet gun and 100's of rivets for under $30 (incl. shipping) vs. BF at $149 + shipping. The quality of the products seems excellent. I've spoken with another tin boater who (also) has this gun and he has the same opinion.
http://www.harborfreight.com/heavy-duty ... 66422.html
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Post by radgumbo » 03 Jun 2012, 09:21

If you decide to frame with aluminum angle, tubing etc.....this is the place to buy. LOWES: 1/8" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 96" aluminum angle $38 plus your tax & gas. Online metals: $13 plus shipping and I had mine in 2 days!
http://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cf ... top_cat=60
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Post by novaman » 16 Jun 2012, 22:07

The next time You're looking for seats, ????ever, take a look at this site. Their surplus, but they're nice OEM seats. Check out the other categories as well.

http://www.budsmotorsports.com/home
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Post by kuli48 » 20 Aug 2012, 20:47

Make sure that you check prices for shipping. I ordered a 3 ft alum. hinge for $5. shipping was $13.76 it was ground UPS and they won't tell you the shipping price until they ship.

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Post by mcateercustom » 23 Aug 2012, 01:14

This is great!

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Post by jmcaswell » 10 Dec 2012, 14:25

FYI --- WholeSale Marine has AWESOME PRICES

http://www.wholesalemarine.com/

Their steering and control cables are 10% cheaper - and thats all I have purchased from them so far. plus they have a 10% coupon code- welcomemarine10

Also

great prices on Driftmaster Rod holders way cheaper than everybody else

http://www.bottomdwellerstackle.com/

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Post by jmcaswell » 18 Dec 2012, 08:58

PAINT STRIPPER for TIN BOATS

Used Dad's Easy Spray® Stain and Varnish Remover from Ace Hardware to remove old paint. The gel is thin and very easy to paint, worked very quick and the old paint litterally scrapped right off. MUCH better thank the Klean Strip KS33 premium. I dont know if it was just the type of paint etc, but this Dads stuff worked much much better and it went from a 8 hr job to a 2 hr job.

Its like $14 a bottle !

http://www.acehardware.com/product/inde ... Id=4024132

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Post by hookedontronics » 10 Jan 2013, 11:04

For anyone who has a bass tracker like myself (i have an 88), the door handles can become faded or broken. I found them on mcmaster carr

http://www.mcmaster.com/#flush-mount-handles/=kz41zc

Part# 13155A24 @ $1.60 each

direct replacement

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Post by bguy » 18 Feb 2013, 23:21

dons marine salvage in clearwater/largo on 126th has new helm and steering cable kits $50 cheaper than bass pro shops has them on line for. i bought mine kit 14' length for $135.00.
http://donsmarinesalvageyard.com

its worth the trip if your building a boat or modifing a boat.

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