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deafgoose
09-19-2010, 01:06 PM
One of the pins on my swim platform broke so now I need to order a new one.

I don't have any Moomba dealers nearby so I will order some online.

Where would I find these?

deafgoose
09-19-2010, 01:20 PM
I did a bit of reaeach and it seems people prefer the clevis pin instead.

Does it look like this?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/63/Moused_shackle.gif

maxpower220
09-19-2010, 03:12 PM
You can find many of those type items at a hardware store.

Razzman
09-19-2010, 03:36 PM
Try McMaster-Carr (http://www.mcmaster.com/#pins/=8x17df), they have a big slection of various pins.

Deafgoose i've never seen anyone use a clevis to secure the platform. Most use a simple pin/clip method.

KSmith
09-19-2010, 04:35 PM
One of the pins on my swim platform broke so now I need to order a new one.

I don't have any Moomba dealers nearby so I will order some online.

Where would I find these?

One of these perhaps?

http://www.marinepartdepot.com/newststqurep.html

deafgoose
09-19-2010, 08:32 PM
One of these perhaps?

http://www.marinepartdepot.com/newststqurep.html

So close!

The pin I have is 2" long. The pin listed on the link above is 1.5" long.

deerfield
09-19-2010, 09:52 PM
One of the pins on my swim platform broke so now I need to order a new one.

I don't have any Moomba dealers nearby so I will order some online.

Where would I find these?

deaf - Ultimate Wake Watersports keeps inventory of these pins in its service shop. I stopped in today to chat and asked specifically about availability. It's a Moonba Supra dealer in the suburb of Volo north of Chicago. Store was open but shop was not, so I don't have a price for you. Give a call during the week and see what it would cost to buy and ship to you. - Deerfield

mnpracing
09-19-2010, 09:55 PM
Home improvement store will have a pin similar to the pin that holds the guidepoles on your trailer. Just need a 1/4in X 2. I switched to those because I don't trust the stock pins.

deafgoose
09-22-2010, 01:27 AM
I picked up two quick pins to replace the swivel lock pins but I am not sure how long they will last. They are made of grade 5 steel with a clear zinc plated finish.

I also got some adjustable clevis pins in case the quick pins don't fit.

I really wish these were stainless. The zinc coating will wear off and it will rust over time. Good thing they are only $1.30 each locally!

Zinc Plating
Many steel fasteners are electro-plated with zinc for better corrosion resistance. Fasteners that have been zinc plated have a shiny silver or golden appearance referred to as clear or yellow zinc respectively. They are fairly corrosion resistant but will rust if the coating is destroyed or if exposed to a marine environment.

VA LSV
09-22-2010, 07:13 AM
From an earlier post about platform rattle. Search can be your friend.

Took the brackets off my swim platform, welded up the holes, installed everything on the boat and drilled 5/16 holes through brackets & hangers so everything lined up. No more rattle. Used these pins.
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/5VU22?Pid=search

deafgoose
09-22-2010, 12:38 PM
From an earlier post about platform rattle. Search can be your friend.

Took the brackets off my swim platform, welded up the holes, installed everything on the boat and drilled 5/16 holes through brackets & hangers so everything lined up. No more rattle. Used these pins.
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/5VU22?Pid=search

Who said anything about rattles?

viking
09-22-2010, 12:46 PM
From an earlier post about platform rattle. Search can be your friend.

Took the brackets off my swim platform, welded up the holes, installed everything on the boat and drilled 5/16 holes through brackets & hangers so everything lined up. No more rattle. Used these pins.
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/5VU22?Pid=search

I followed that thread as it was going on.

For purposes of my questions:
1.) Platform brackets attached to Platform - 1 hole each side
2.) Platform bracket hanger attached to the transom - 2 holes each side
3.) Platform bracket slides into platform bracket hangers and secured via pins

The one question I had about the solution - Did you weld up and re-drill just the holes on the Platform brackets or did you take the hangers off the boat too and weld/re-drill those?
Either way did you have to re-finish the metal with paint or what did you do there?
Thanx

VA LSV
09-22-2010, 01:11 PM
viking

Welded up the platform brackets only and painted with semi-gloss black. Original holes were 1/4" so 5/16" made sure all lined up.

deafgoose

Post contained a link to SS lock pins with an explination why they were 5/16 instead of 1/4. Searched platform+pins.

KSmith
09-30-2010, 08:35 AM
Who said anything about rattles?

You can't hear that? :shock:

papou
09-30-2010, 08:42 PM
deafgoose did you try Ottawa fastener supply on Robertson RD
that is ware i bye all my stainless screws,nuts and bolts.

deafgoose
09-30-2010, 11:10 PM
deafgoose did you try Ottawa fastener supply on Robertson RD
that is ware i bye all my stainless screws,nuts and bolts.

That is exactly where i got them. :D