Wednesday, May 23, 2012

(not) Marine stores: Tacoma Screw

One of my favorite marine stores is not a marine store at all.

But if you ever need any kind of stainless fastener, there is an excellent chance that Tacoma Screw will have it, no matter how weird or strange it might be.

I stopped in to their Frellard (between Fremont and Ballard) store Monday morning to get the parts I needed to hook up Ray's rudder transducer properly.

Here they are - Marty was able to find everything off the shelf:
  • 1" x 1/8" aluminum angle
  • M6 stainless all thread
  • 2 M6 stainless nuts
  • 2 M6 stainless washers
  • 2 5/16-18 stainless nuts
  • 2 1" 1/4-20 stainless bolts
  • 2 1/4-20 stainless nylock nuts
  • 2 1/4 stainless fender washers
(For things other than fasteners, Ballard Hardware is my first stop.  But that's a story for another time...)



Scott said...


We used to live in Ballard near 80th and 20th, and I really miss these types of stores. Weekends nearly guaranteed a walk to the HW store on 15th and 80th. We live in Edmonds now, and there really is no good store that is close by.

But, we do make it down to Ballard about once a week. Your post has invigorated me to save up my HW needs. It is hard to beat a Sunday afternoon bumping around in a well stocked hardware store (that isn't a big box).

bob said...

Scott -

Nothing beats a rummage thru a good hardware storee on a rainy day...

Have you been to Hardwick's in the U-District? It'll remind you of the type exemplar: the old Doc Freeman's


Tyler said...

In Seattle, there is Hardwicks Hardware in the U District. Amazing hardware store. I could spend hours just looking at little fasteners and hinges there.

Anonymous said...

Plus they have those GREAT plastic divided boxes for all those leftover screws!

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