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    When I mount my new pot puller I will need some 1/4 or 3/8 inch aluminum backing plate as well as some King Starboard (or similar). Does anyone have any good sources for these materials in Anchorage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skydiver View Post
    When I mount my new pot puller I will need some 1/4 or 3/8 inch aluminum backing plate as well as some King Starboard (or similar). Does anyone have any good sources for these materials in Anchorage?
    I'd go to Alaska Steel in Anchorage.

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    Home Depot or Lowes might have diamond plate, I know I bought some small 1ft square there once.

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    Greer also has aluminum and use 1/4 inch

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    You might want to check the plastics places to see if they have a suitably sized rem piece of UHMW, much cheaper than buying starboard. You might even have enough left over to make a nice cutting board.
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    Alaska Rubber has a cut offs bin for UHMW, the folks at Greer Tank have always been very nice about finding small pieces of aluminum for my projects. If your out in the Valley check out CAC Plastics scrap bin. If your installing on a figerglass boat make sure to seal all the holes you drill so they don't allow water into the core or plywood.

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    If all else fails just google it. When I needed some last year found a place that cut exactly what I needed then they shipped them to me in a flat rate box. Saved a bunch of time over running all over Anchorage looking for it.
    I have a piece of thinner diamond plate in my storage shed that will hit the dumpster when we move. You are welcome to it if you want to cut it up and try using two layers.

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    Thanks all for the advice and offer.

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