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11-13-2012, 10:00 PM
Lost one front bolt on my rad-a-cage and was looking around for info on the size needed and after no luck online i checked in my owners manual :shock: and found the size... went to work and got these
should be in tomorrow and we will see how they work out
11-13-2012, 10:12 PM
You might want ss , try fastenal or champion fasteners. I did have luck with my oval wakeboard clamp screws at home depot.
I bought some spares when we got our boat as we had to lower the tower every time
putting boat on lift (not necessary now). I think I picked up SS ones at either Home Depot
11-15-2012, 12:23 AM
I have always wanted wing nut tops on my rada-a-cage bolts so I could do it by hand. Never actually looked.
11-15-2012, 09:16 AM
It is a 3/8" 16 bolt on my rada-a-cage. One of my jobs over the winter is to replace the stripped threads in one of mine with new helicoils.
11-15-2012, 10:48 AM
I'd definitely go with Stainless like Joe recommended. I had to replace a few broken bolts on a board rack, was in a hurry and just used standard, maybe even grade 8. Couple years down the road now (forgot to swap them) and they are rusted in there pretty good... Luckily it's steel to aluminum contact but if I need to take the racks off at some point I will probably have to drill them out.
11-16-2012, 09:59 AM
I wold also advise put something like anti sieze, on something simular on the bolts. We use a ton of SS bolts at work and the worst is when they gall up a thread, they basically weld them selves in. Use a little lube or something and prevent this.
02-25-2013, 05:54 PM
McMaster-Carr has everything one would ever need. I ordered my replacement bolts from there, except I got them with plastic knobs. Way better than dealing with the allen head bolts that came with mine.
Mcmaster Carr is very cool
08-16-2013, 04:44 PM
I just bought some from Grainger .com. The part number is 3DFV7 and they are $8.10.
08-16-2013, 05:46 PM
I drilled a small hole in the knobs and attached fishing line to either side and that way if one falls out it will be held by the other side. The line is light and really cannot see it.
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