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DpMorton

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SS hardware on a 12 1/2 ??
« on: September 29, 2018, 02:58:16 AM »
Greetings!
I have been on the hunt for a 12 1/2 and came upon a 1936 vintage. It had stainless steel for all the deck hardware, including the traveler and the chainplates!  I thought this must have been the result of an extensive restoration, until I saw another 1936 boat with exactly the same hardware! I believe this must actually be original equipment. Did HMC run out of bronze for a time in the mid 1930's? Anyone know the build history of the HMC 12 1/2 with regard to bronze vs stainless steel?

David

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Re: SS hardware on a 12 1/2 ??
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2018, 05:39:05 PM »
I do not have access to the full run of 12 1/2 contracts but see that hull#1241, delivered 6/11/1935, has a contract that specifies "Stainless Steel Fittings".

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Re: SS hardware on a 12 1/2 ??
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2018, 06:18:54 PM »
Thank you, Teeter, for your help. It is useful to know, as I suspected, that the stainless steel  metal fittings were indeed original to the HMC build of some boats of this vintage.

David