Not all stainless steel fasteners are marine quality! West Marine fasteners are made only from Type 18-8 or 316 stainless steel for maximum corrosion resistance in moist, salt-laden marine environments. Precision manufactured to exacting IFI (International Fastener Institute) specifications for dimensional accuracy and compatibility. Kits containing 216 pieces and above are housed in sturdy, refillable cases with channels in the lids to ensure parts stay sorted.
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