Threaded bit on a landing net head

SerialBlanker

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I’ve got a landing net that has a split type spreader block. There is a brass threaded press in stud type thing in one half of the block that you pass through the other half of the spreader block then screw into the handle. The brass threaded bit has fallen out somewhere. I’ve looked for a replacement but can’t find anything. Seems a shame to replace the whole thing for a small component, I could just use a 3/8 BSF bolt bit would like the proper thing.

Any ideas where I can get one?
 

banksy

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Google it.

Supplier of 3/8 British Standard Fred.

(British Standard Fine, really, but BSF will do!)
:)
 

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Sorry, just realised you are after a replacement for the original in brass!
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Do you know anyone with a tap and dye set as then you would only need a piece of brass rod of the correct diameter and could make one in no time
 

mickthechippy

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try your local ironmongers or even the local builders fixings store

its not a rare thread
 

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Try Taskers in Liverpool, they do bits and bobs like that, they would post one out to you if any in stock
 

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For all this trouble, would it not be better just to buy a new landing net?
 

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Why don't you just buy a new landing net there not expensive, it will be cheaper in the long run!! phone calls petrol, time......etc/
 

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Why don't you just buy a new landing net there not expensive, it will be cheaper in the long run!! phone calls petrol, time......etc/
Seems a shame to throw out a perfectly good landing net for a part that'll probably cost about a pound if I can find one but yes that's what I'll do as no point spending time making something up when the whole thing can be replaced for about £20
 

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Buy a new bolt = £1
Or
Buy a new net = £20

Really!
Standard throw away society. ?
 

Tinca Steve

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As has been shown above ebay .
In my case l can make one in 10 minutes.
Buy 5 bolts then you have spares ??
 

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Bobco, Leeda concept gt landing net heads 3 sizes all under £10.
You've already been told where to buy the bolt if that's the route you chose.
 

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If I remember correctly those landing net screws have a flattened head on them to give you something to tighten the handle up against which in turn pulls the whole spreader block together. Threaded bar may just pull through hence the reason a bolt has been recommended but op said he didn't want that.
 

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A normal bolt won't work. It needs to be like a press in wheel stud as it needs to press into one half of the block. If I use a plain bolt the spreader block will allow the net to fold up with any weight in it.
 

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You don't state who's the manufacturer is, I had an issue with a Drennan landing net spreader block, contacted them and they sent me a replacement.
 
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