View Full Version : Stainless steel cotter pin?

05-24-2010, 10:05 PM
I'm looking for a Stainless steel cotter pin for the prop shaft.
I've been to Ace,Farm/fleet,meneards with no luck.
Anyone have Idea where I might find one?.
I put a reguler cotter pin in there just for now,but its rusting and looks like crap..

05-24-2010, 10:07 PM

Ghost of TMC Past
05-24-2010, 10:09 PM
Northern Tool has a bunch of random stuff like that.

east tx skier
05-24-2010, 10:09 PM
Cotter Pin (http://www.skidim.com/prodinfo.asp?number=COTTER16X15).

And only 6x the cost to ship it probably.

05-25-2010, 06:28 AM
Try Fastenal and other local industrial fastener supply houses. Just check the Yellow Pages.
We have a local supplier called Automotive Fasteners that has everything you can imagine.

05-25-2010, 07:41 AM
Try a good old fashon hardware store. If you can find one.

When I needed one I went there and bought 10, still have 9 left.

05-25-2010, 07:45 AM
just bought one from the local marine dealer in town.. 69 cents

05-25-2010, 07:48 AM
I got some at Lowes last year. They were in the hardware drawers/bins. West Marine online also has them and there's free shipping till the end of today. Not sure what size the pin is but here's the link for an assortment.


05-25-2010, 08:19 AM
My local Autozone has them.

05-25-2010, 01:49 PM
ace hardware usually has a nice selection of stainless hdwr

05-25-2010, 01:56 PM
You are in IL, so, if you order from McMaster-Carr you will get your pins in less than 24 hours.


05-25-2010, 02:08 PM
Like someone said, give the auto parts store a try.

Pep Boys had a package of 6 for less than $2

05-25-2010, 04:38 PM
Home depot and lowe's both carry them. The are in the fastener sections (where all the screws and bolts are) but they are in the slim pullout drawers. That's where I get all my stainless stuff.

Hoosier Bob
05-25-2010, 11:17 PM
Ha! My brother just put an old nail in his. We were crabbing in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay in his old Nautique when for some reason he decided to put the boat in reverse. We crabbed after sking and getting stung by Nettles. The prop has never been seen again. We caught an S-load of crabs that day but did not see another boat for hours. When one finally came they towed us in. Long day, no cell phones then but the crabs tasted awesome! Stainless only please. They have them at my local Ace Hardware BTW.:D