#8 Stainless steel flat head slotted wood screws. Wood screws have coarse and deep threads to better anchor into wood. Flat head screws are used for general fastening when the screw head will be flush with the surface or when it will be countersunk and the hole will be plugged. Slotted drive is also called straight slot. Stainless steel provides strong corrosion resistance.
These marine grade screws provide excellent corrosion resistance and are the work horse for modern boatbuilding or exterior woodworking applications.
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Stainless Steel Wood Screws Flat Head Slotted Drive 18-8 stainless steel Marine grade 300 series stainless steel. 18-8 Stainless is the workhorse for modern boatbuilding. These wood screws have cut threads and the full body-diameter shank preferred by boatbuilders.
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I was warned that the oval rub rail will kink when bent too much. Should I try to bend it around the bow? Or perhaps instead miter it at the bow?
Hi, As a shipwright and naval architect I'm sure I have an answer, but not sure about your question. Are you referring to half-oval solid bronze or hollow stainless? Either one could kink at a screw hole. But the trick for screwing down a half oval metal strip or a hull plank around the bow is to start at the bow next to the stem. Have someone hold the loose end towards aft or support the loose end some how. It's OK if the strip is straight. As you attach the first screw next to the stem, then just work your way back. The half oval strip will easily follow the curve around the bow with no problem, no force or struggling at all. If you start aft and work your way forward around the bow, it will be very difficult. I host on Yahoo a group called smallboatbuilding. Search in Yahoo under "groups" for that title. There are 850 members all building in wood, many buying Jamestown supplies where there is a link. Good luck, Scott J
I'm referring to the taco stainless 3/4" hollow 1/2 oval.
Hi Greg, If you begin with the first screw into the rubrail at the stem, then gradually work you way aft, there's no chance of it kinking. As the half oval makes the curve as you put in each screw, it will have the rub rail behind it for support. Each screw will also hold the half oval firmly down. Only if you need to add another length of half oval, the butt ends should be on the straight flat part of the rub rail which will be toward the stern. Any kind of butt ends or miter joint on the bow curve will tend to open and pull away if brushing up firm against a piling one day. If your rub rail is wood, bedding compound underneath (Dolphinite) to keep water out and preventing rot.
I don't know which oval rub rail you are referring to. If you can tell me which rail I can get a better answer. Thanks
Thanks Scott,Yes, I am referring to the taco brand 3/4" hollow back I/2 oval stainless steel rub rail.My concern is that bending the rub rail around the stem will be too much and it will instead kink. So, my question is: should I try and bend it or rather miter cut it at the stem?thanks, Greg
TACO Hollow Back Stainless Steel Half OvalsIf you bend it in a tight radius it could kink. This is pretty strong and will be hard to bend. A miter at the bow could solve that problem if the radius isn't too small.
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