I have been trying to find 3/8" aluminum plate to build My rail kit engine plates. There are only a couple of shops here that handle it and there are rarely any drops in the remnants bin.
The steel shops here will not sell any thing less than a 4'x8' sheet if there are no drops.
After checking with them for about two weeks straight I finaly had to breakdown and buy a 1/2 sheet ,4'x4'x3/8" that one shop had. On top of that ,they sell it at $2.68 or so per lb. the sheet was almost $250 bucks tax and all.
Even the angle for the rails they will only sell a full 25' stick. The price for the angle was not bad at around $52 bucks for 25'.
I was lucky enough to find a 24"x24" piece to make the transom plate, for $35.
Well at least I have enough material to rig My Daytona if I ever get around to it!
I was just curious if every one else out there has any problems finding small drops ,to build the rigging that they need?.....Hal