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Name: John Bernier
Date registered: April 6, 2012

Latest posts

  1. David Morgan to Deliver Cable Railing DIY Seminar at Strictly Sail Pacific on Thursday April 10 at 1:00 PM — March 28, 2014
  2. Measuring and Customizing Eye Bolts — November 7, 2013
  3. How to install Quick Attach Lifeline Kits from Suncor Stainless — February 15, 2013
  4. SAIL Best Boats Nominees 2013 — November 2, 2012
  5. Stainless Steel Boat Cleats as Drawer Pulls — October 18, 2012

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May 07

Selecting a cleat size for your boat.

There is no standard Cleat size per boat size because cleats can be used for different things, but as a general rule of thumb you should gauge by the amount of force you will have on the cleat and the use. For example, are you Towing with the Cleat or just tying to a dock? …

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May 01

Stainless Steel Plow Anchor

The Plowmaster™ Anchor is precision cut and polished from grade 316 stainless steel and is suitable for both sailboats and powerboats. These anchors range in size from 25 lbs. to 150 lbs. The Plowmaster™ Anchor is made from Grade 316 Stainless Steel.

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Apr 23

Corrosion Resistance Testing

Salt Spray Testing

It is essential to perform extensive materials proofing for corrosion resistance, utilizing a sophisticated salt spray (SS) testing process. The salt spray testing process places the product under the strain of 5 years of constant ocean water exposure. This extensive salt spray testing is rare do to the cost of the machines and overhead of …

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Apr 19

Stainless Steel Metal Content Testing

XRF Scan Gun and Results

X-Ray Florescence (XRF) Chemical Analysis  X-Ray Florescence (XRF) chemical analysis is the best way to determine the accurate metal content of Stainless Steel before, during and after the manufacturing process. XRF is an elemental analysis technique that is highly accurate in determining major elements and providing a broad elemental survey in metals. Few companies own …

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Apr 10

Grades of Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is an alloy of Iron that contains at least 11% chromium. It also can contain nickel, molybdenum and other elements. Stainless steel is broken down into three major groups: 1.) Austenitic Grades Suncor uses mostly type 304 and 316 stainless steel of the 300 series, which are the most important members of the Austenitic family and arethe …

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Apr 04

Herreshoff Cleat

The Herreshoff Cleat is available in a variety of sizes ranging from 6" to 12" and is easily installed using1/4" or 5/16" screws. This cleat is made from grade 316 stainless steel for maximum corrosion resistance and durability, which is perfect for boat decks and docks.

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