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Old 07-21-2005, 01:37 PM   #1
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My 1963 Tradewind uses sickle-shaped devices a friend says are called "finger catches" to hold the windows and screen door shut. A couple are missing. I've looked in a number of hardware stores, including a marine supply store with no luck. I found another letter here in the forum asking for a source, but nobody answered. Is there place to get these (mine are 4 inches long).

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Old 07-21-2005, 02:27 PM   #2
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Maybe a Mobile Home supply house would have what you are looking for.

I have found a few items that are hard to find in these establishments.
Some other items that come to mind are plumbing items like the P-trap under the sink and sink / drain strainers.

we have a couple of those MH supply houses in our area.
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My 1963 Tradewind uses sickle-shaped devices a friend says are called "finger catches" to hold the windows and screen door shut. A couple are missing. I've looked in a number of hardware stores, including a marine supply store with no luck. I found another letter here in the forum asking for a source, but nobody answered. Is there place to get these (mine are 4 inches long).

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Maria
http://www.all-rite.com/hehrwindowparts.html

It's coral red, but maybe they can get them in cool-grey.

Worth a try!
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Uwe, you rule! Thanks!
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Old 07-24-2005, 07:50 AM   #5
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Yes, they do have them, but at $22 each, and I need three! Guess I'll keep hunting.....
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