My first major construction/building project (and only) was to help build the dock for our lake. It is not all that big, so was not a huge project, but for a ten or eleven year old, it felt like quite the accomplishment. It was also fairly simple in its use of parts, only requiring wood (pre-cut by my dad) and bolts. This was where I came in. I was allowed to help secure them in using a power drill. The specific bolts used were stainless steel bolts. These are the best option for marine environments because of their corrosion resistance. Further, while many products that are put to work in marine environments may require special coatings or finishes to provide additional protection from the elements they are exposed to, stainless steel does not.
Stainless steel is one of the more popular choices for bolt fabrication because of its durability and strength. It is able to provide high weight and tension resistance when working with large and heavy loads. Due to the fact that not only in the marine industry, but in automotive, manufacturing, construction and many others, bolts are widely used, being made of stable and resistant material is crucial. Rust is a major factor in the corrosion and wear of bolts that can lead to quick failure or damage. Stainless steel is able to withstand this longer than average metals, making it the ideal choice. While we used a drill, other methods of securing these products include screw drivers and wrenches. In addition, because these products are used in such a wide range of industries and applications, many types composed of various shapes, sizes and capabilities are necessary. From anchor bolts to hex bolts to u-bolts, you are sure to find the perfect stainless steel bolt needed to fit all specifications and requirements.