WTB: Old style springer clips for Outcast Fish Cat 8 pontoon boat

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Starman77

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This is a shot in the dark, but maybe someone has these clips lying around... I have two Outcast Fish Cat 8 pontoon boats, but the newer one has the newer style of springer clips (the clips that connect all the frame parts together), and the newer style has a short, stubby end that makes it hard for me to remove them. I'd like to replace all the new ones with the old style clips, but Outcast no longer carries the old style clips and I can't find them anywhere else. New or used, as long as they work.

Rex
 

Norseman1

Spey Fishing the Mighty Columbia......
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Any good automotive shop will carry these. Taylor Wilton here in BC does...but I don't know if you have them in the U.S.
 

Norseman1

Spey Fishing the Mighty Columbia......
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Yup...that's the ones. A good automotive or farm/seed store will have them , they are used frequently in farming.
 
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If the other suggestions don't work out for you.....Check out McMaster-Carr or Granger (On line).
Will probably find them there for sure.
Good Luck!

idriverrunner
 

Starman77

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FYI: I stopped by Tacoma Screw in Kent and they only have the newer style of the springer clips and they are also not stainless steel. I'll try some automotive shops next. Thanks again for the suggestions!

Rex
 

Starman77

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FYI: I stopped by AutoZone and they did not carry any springer clips, but they referred me to McClendon's Hardware. McClendon's did have springer clips in three different sizes, but they were all the new style and not the old style that I am looking for.
 

Starman77

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FYI: Grainger.com did not seem to have the old style, but McMaster-Carr did. They are not called "springer clips" like Outcast calls them, but they are called "safety pins" and more specifically are called "Locking Pin Round Retainer W/Tab Lock". At least from the drawing, it looks like what I am looking for so I ordered a set and I'll see if they are what I want and if they fit. I'll let you guys know if they work. Thanks for the suggestion of McMaster-Carr!
 

Starman77

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Just a follow-up... The McMaster-Carr springer clips have a tail-end that is about 3/8" shorter than the old Outcast springer clips, but I've tested them on my pontoon boat and they work great. I think they may even be better than the old Outcast springer clips because they are less likely to puncture the pontoons due to being a little shorter on that tail end. They are so much better than the new Outcast spring clips. Thanks, idriverrunner, for the lead on the McMaster-Carr web site! Thanks everyone for the other ideas, even if they didn't pan out.

Rex
 
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