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    Posted: 17 Jul 07 at 8:18pm

Currently i have 35mm long socket button screws through my jib cleats (rs400) however i have bought some fairleads for the cleats and now need longer bolts around 60mm.

Can anyone suggest where i can find some? it took me ages to find out what they called!  (bolts with allen key heads )

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what size thread are they i may have some i can post down to you

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4mm if you have

that would be great

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if you are changing the screws i would personally go and get the correct size but with a head for a flat screwdriver. these wear much less and can be tightened up easier than allen keys because they are less likely to round off.
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Originally posted by mike ellis

if you are changing the screws i would personally go and get the correct size but with a head for a flat screwdriver. these wear much less and can be tightened up easier than allen keys because they are less likely to round off.


I'd have to disagree with you there, slotted screw heads are by far the worst for getting chewed up, particularly if it's somewhere awkward to get to. When looking for screws to go on the boat, I look in the following order

Torx (Car assembly line proof, and by far the best for awkward places as you don't need the driver completely in line to get a good purchase. Unfortunately they're like hen's teeth in stainless!)
Hex, but use proper hex driver bits and not Ikea or other cheap non precision allen keys as they're the wrong size and chew the corners off!)
Pozidriv
Philips
Slotted

Apart from anything else, if you're lazy like me and use an electric screwdriver only Torx, Hex and Pozidriv can be driven without the risk of the end of the screwdriver working off the top of the screw and damaging the gelcoat




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yes but on the jib cleats they wont exactly be difficult to get to.
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