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aaroncat
06-18-2012, 05:01 PM
Hey guys,

While on the lake recently, I lost one of the pins that secures the swim deck to the boat. I just got back from WestMarine and they didn't have anything similar. Has anyone needed to get a replacement for one of these before?

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Cheers,
Aaron

dusty2221
06-18-2012, 05:03 PM
I use 2 of these. If you have a local Tractor Supply or similiar, they should have a large selection. I bet Lowes or Home Depot carry the same thing.

http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j00ZvPEKBYCnIkW/D-Shape-Hitch-Pin-T-05-001-.jpg

bergermaister
06-18-2012, 05:04 PM
Haven't been able to find them in the big box hardware stores like Lowes/HD, however I've seen them in my little local hardware store that has the killer aisle with all the little slide out drawers full of stuff. Try one like Ace Hardware or Tru Value if you have anything like that in your area.

patrick232
06-18-2012, 05:49 PM
At the big box stores they are hidden in the pull out drawers. It's almost like a game to them, since most of the time it's mislabeled. Mc Master Carr carries them also. www.mcmaster.com

sandm
06-18-2012, 06:01 PM
home depot. $3 or so each. stainless are a little harder to find so I've been buying the cheap zinc versions and replacing every year. keep several on the boat as a spare just incase. as patrick mentioned, it is like a scavenger hunt. if you have kids, make it a game :)
you can order the exact replacement as shown in the O.P., but they are not cheap and the others work just fine...

jmb
06-18-2012, 09:49 PM
Again, Mcmaster-Carr. The ones from Home Depot didn't last a year. Mcmaster-carr, you can order stainless. Mine have been great

zabooda
06-19-2012, 12:29 AM
Try Tacoma Screw (a parts company).

loudsubz
06-19-2012, 12:48 AM
The ones at our local HD seem to be the one piece adjustable pin

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/b1/b10943d3-a3be-4de4-8f49-876fa9cc630d_300.jpg

I had to go to a place called "Princess Auto" to get the bigger hitch pin

wolfeman131
06-19-2012, 01:02 AM
I had to go to a place called "Princess Auto" to get the bigger hitch pin

Sounds like a place Dusty would shop at.

KSmith
06-19-2012, 08:25 AM
Sounds like a place Dusty would shop at.

Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk ;-)

SEARK
06-19-2012, 01:37 PM
I got replacements from my dealer. I think they were around 2 or 3 dollars. Keep them in the glove box just in case I need them.

aaroncat
06-24-2012, 01:50 AM
Thanks everyone. Just got a few of these (http://www.sailrite.com/Quick-Release-Clevis-Pin-With-Spring-Key-Ring) delivered from Sailrite and they are an exact match @ $2.50 a piece.

viking
06-26-2012, 06:40 PM
aaron,
thanx for the link. gonna get me a couple!!