I finally got my new pintle back today. Milled from a chunk of 7075-T6511 aluminium (rather than the original welded version in 3/8″ plate – I think that later boats were milled from solid bar?) with 316 stainless pins by Congleton Engineering (I think that they have done a Stella job – though it did cost £215). I have isolated the stainless pins from the aluminium with Duralac. I would have liked to have got it anodised but balked at the £132 min charge I was quoted (from another company) and I was also concerned about getting it back quickly! The old one did 50 years – so it will see me out & some!
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