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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Anyone know where I can get a s/s fitting like this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_H View Post
    It's not stainless is it? Looks very zinc plated to me
    Youre right Nick but it was sold to my wife (he says neatly putting the blame on her!) as stainless

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Anyone know where I can get a s/s fitting like this?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikef View Post
    This is one of a number of similar fittings on a Sea Eagle inflatable kayak which I have already replaced twice with original spares from Sea Eagle in 7yrs of ownership. Clearly their stainless steel quality control is not up to much



    Has anyone seen similar fittings of hopefully higher quality from another supplier?
    You probably bought it from the same place that I got this:-



    Seriously though, stainless steel can sheer without any notice.
    I've known this for a long time but this was my first experience of it failing in this way.
    The shackle was too small for the job it was doing but it is the way that it failed that is most worrying.

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    Default Re: Anyone know where I can get a s/s fitting like this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    Seriously though, stainless steel can sheer without any notice.
    I've known this for a long time but this was my first experience of it failing in this way.
    The shackle was too small for the job it was doing but it is the way that it failed that is most worrying.
    Yup one of the disadvantages of stainless. It may be more corrosion resistant than mild steel but it is more brittle

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    Default Re: Anyone know where I can get a s/s fitting like this?

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