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    Default Looking for small hinges

    I am doing some interior renovations of our 1990 Vancouver 28 sailboat. In addition to re-varnishing the interior I want to replace the old brass hinges, but I can't seem to find anything small enough to replace them. The existing butt hinges (see photo) are 1-inch wide x 1 3/4" high. I'd like to find something in chrome or stainless steel, but so far I can't even find brass hinges this small. Any resources would be appreciated.

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    Creationists aren't mad - they're possessed of demons.

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    Von Morris makes brass cabinet hinges.

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    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Take a magnet with you when shopping for them.

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    Did you try the usual online boating supply places? Hamilton Marine, Jamestown Distributers, Defender Marine, Duckworks.

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    I found some very small brass hinges, I think maybe at Rockler.

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    Places that I've purchased from. Mostly brass. Top quality stuff.:

    https://www.horton-brasses.com/precisionbutt.asp

    http://www.ballandball-us.com

    https://whitechapel-ltd.com

    Jeff

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    When I replaced mine, I found some markings on them that led me to exact replacements from the OEM.
    If there's an owner's association for that design, you may find tips there too.

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    1" narrow pattern drawn brass butts aren't going to be easy to get nowadays. 1" and 2" are easier, though not many companies still sell solid drawn hinges. In the UK neither Classic marine nor Davey & Co. list them any more at 1".

    I would try to buff up the originals and re-use them if at all possible. You could lacquer them if you wished to preserve the polished brass, which would last some time at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debenriver View Post
    1" narrow pattern drawn brass butts aren't going to be easy to get nowadays. 1" and 2" are easier, though not many companies still sell solid drawn hinges. In the UK neither Classic marine nor Davey & Co. list them any more at 1".

    I would try to buff up the originals and re-use them if at all possible. You could lacquer them if you wished to preserve the polished brass, which would last some time at least.

    Cheers -- George
    Thank you. It has been my experience so far that these are tough to come by. I even contacted the builder who put me in contact with the distributor in the UK they purchased from, but still no luck.

    J.M.

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    Thanks for the lead. I have not been able to find the 1 3/4" high hinges, but the Just Stainless company has a 1 1/2" high hinge that I'll try. Better a little smaller than bigger.

    Thanks again,
    J.M.

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    It ought to be simple enough to chop out the mortises to allow for 2" hinges.

    Jeff

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    Yes, easier to go a bit larger then smaller.

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    lee valley tools has what your looking for

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    CE Beckman in New Bedford, MA has a lot of old hardware. http://www.cebeckman.com/Home.html

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    Brusso makes very high quality hinges with stainless pivots..
    available here, maybe elsewhere too..:
    https://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/...R-LH_C_big.jpg

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    Thanks for the lead. They have a 2" x 1 1/2" hinge but they are asking $104 for a pair in stainless, which is a little above my budget for this project.

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