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- Solutions for Marine Industry Applications

Since 1960 Austin Hardware® has been a go-to supplier for manufacturers and repair centers in the transportation industry. Of course, the transportation industry transcends land-based vehicles such as trucks, trailers, buses, and rail cars. Many boat and shipbuilders have looked to Austin for hardware and fastening solutions as well. If you are a yacht, boat, or shipping vessel manufacturer, take a look at some of the solutions we have for your business. 


- Sealants & Adhesives

Marine Applications for Sealants and Adhesives

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Sika products are at the core of our offering of Marine-Grade sealants and adhesives.

Sika is a world leader in the development and manufacture of adhesives, sealants, and acoustic flooring systems for the shipbuilding industry as well as bonding, sealing, and damping solutions for yachts and sailing boats.              

Sikaflex® 291 - Sikaflex®-291 is a 1-component, marine-grade polyurethane elastomeric adhesive, and sealant. Used by many boat builders, its fast cure time makes it ideal for applications where speed is important.  

Sikaflex® 295-UV - Exterior sealant and direct glazing adhesive for organic glass in Marine application. Sikaflex®-295 UV is a 1-component polyurethane adhesive of paste-like consistency that cures on exposure to atmospheric moisture. It is suitable for interior and exterior sealing applications and to bond organic glass in the Marine business. Meets the requirements set out by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). 

Sikaflex® 255-FC - Fast curing, flexible, high-performance one-component, polyurethane-based adhesive for bonding glass, panels, and other structures to a variety of substrates. Begins to cure and exhibit excellent green strength as soon as the product is extruded or the cartridge is opened. 

Sika® Primer 206-GP - solvent-based black primer which reacts with moisture and forms a thin layer. This layer acts as a link between substrates and adhesives. Specifically formulated for the treatment of bond faces prior to application of Sika’s 1-component Polyurethanes. 

SIKASIL® GP - General purpose, one-component, non-sag, elastomeric, RTV acetoxy silicone sealant with good adhesion characteristics for general sealing and bonding applications. Sikasil®-GP maintains elastomeric properties up to 350° F continuous, 392°F intermittent.


Other sealant and adhesive solutions for marine applications are available from these additional partners:


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Plexus structural adhesives are designed to help simplify assembly processes, resulting in lower production costs and higher manufacturing throughput. The wide range of advanced adhesives are suitable for bonding composites, thermoplastics, metals and dissimilar materials.

MA8100 offers strong and wide-ranging adhesion capabilities, easily bonding even the toughest substrates.

  • Ready to use with various materials
  • High-strength bonding
  • Flexible
  • Fast cure at room temperature

H4110 is an elastic semi-structural two-part hybrid adhesive that forms elastic connections with a variety of substrates. It is designed for bonding composites (FRP, epoxy, etc.), thermoplastics, metals, wood, concrete, and cement. Combined at a 1:1 ratio, Plexus H4110 has a working time of 8 to 12 minutes. The product has low exotherm and low odor. Plexus H4110 is supplied in ready-to-use and 400-ml cartridges or 40-gallon (150-liter) drums to be dispensed as a non-sagging gel.

  • Excellent environmental resistance, gap filling, and thixotropic
  • Elastic bonding
  • Easy-to-use 1:1 ratio
  • Low print, exotherm, and shrink


H.B. Fuller offers optimal product solutions for ship and boat building. They offer a complete line of marine adhesives and sealants that have been specially developed to fulfill all production needs and provide long-term stability to the end product in a broad set of marine applications.

Hydra FAST-EN® DC-13239 is a water-borne, two-part sprayable adhesive designed to bond various substrates found in the marine industry. These include open-cell urethane foams, foam-backed headliners, marine carpets, fiberglass (bare and gel-coated), treated wood, aluminum, and various fabrics and plastics. The system is user-friendly and addresses many of the common problems encountered with other two-part systems. Other applications where the use of solvent-based, flammable, and non-flammable systems is a concern for either health or environmental reasons may also be suitable candidates for the use of this product.

  • Two-part - Ratio not critical to end performance.
  • Fast tack - Parts can be mated 5 seconds after spraying.
  • Delayed mating - If desired, parts can be mated as long as 10 minutes after spraying.
  • Color tint available - Aids in noting coverage and uniformity. Standard color is white.
  • Equipment friendly - 2 parts are mixed external to the spray gun.
  • Shear stability - Part A and Part B are not affected by normal shear forces generated by mechanical pumps or mixers.
  • Temperature range - The mixed adhesive, when dry, has a use range of -40 to 200°F.+

H.B. Fuller 13239 is a two-component, water-based, sprayable, polychloroprene contact adhesive with an aggressive early tack and great high-temperature resistance. It is suitable for bonding multiple substrates commonly used in the marine industry, such as open-cell urethane foams, foam-backed headliners, marine carpets, fiberglass, gel coats, treated wood, aluminum, fabrics, and plastics.

  • Good initial tack
  • High-temperature resistance
  • Sprayable


Huntsman has many decades of experience working in the marine industry. With exceptional mechanical and dynamic properties, Huntsman composite solutions help designers and shipbuilders manufacture a wide variety of small leisure craft, power boats, and larger luxury vessels. Huntsman products bond multiple materials in a wide range of extreme conditions.  Their coatings provide corrosion, chemical, and slip resistance; their polyurethane foams provide comfortable seating; and their comprehensive suite of textile solutions enhances the attractiveness and durability of marine interiors, providing protection against UV rays, stains, abrasion, and fire.

ARALDITE® 2000 Adhesive Core Range products enable greater innovation, performance and sustainability in marine applications. Available in:

  • Two-component epoxy adhesives (ARALDITE® 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015-1, 2019, 2031-1)
  • Two-component acrylic adhesives (ARALDITE® 2051, 5053)
  • Two-component polyurethane adhesives (ARALDITE® 2028-1)


Adhesive Applications and processes within the Marine Interior  industry are many and varied. Tensorgrip® by Quin Global offers a perfect solution for a variety of commonly used materials including fabrics, vinyls, real and synthetic leathers, and more.

TensorGrip P307 is a multi-purpose contact adhesive that effectively bonds a vast range of substrates while maintaining compliance with stringent California VOC requirements (SCAQMD Rule 1168). It is aggressive and versatile, lending itself to bonding flexible and porous materials with ease. 

  • Excellent bonding to porous substrates
  • Aggressive - adheres to nearly any surface
  • Good heat resistance (up to 180°F/82°C)
  • High-strength, long-term bond
  • Strong initial bond
  • Low VOC California Compliant (SCAQMD Rule 1168)

TensorGrip P390 is a completely non-flammable, non-methylene chloride canister adhesive. It is multipurpose and has an excellent bond to un-sanded melamine and difficult-to-bond foams such as memory foam, polyurethane foam, and many other substrates.

  • Non-flammable
  • Non-Methaylene Chloride
  • High heat resistance
  • Lowest VOC content of non-flammable, non-Methylene Chloride adhesives
  • 100% adhesive transfer to substrate


- Sesamee Padlocks®

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Sesamee Keyless Marine Padlocks, with four-wheel design, yield 10,000 possible combination changes and use a solid brass internal platform.

Sesamee Combination Padlocks have provided 80 years of reliable security. Originally patented in 1926, the Sesamee basic design has remained unchanged over the years.

EMC K0436 - 1" shackle

EMC K0437 - 2-1/4" shackle

EMC KCR0436 - 1" shackle with chrome-plated finish for extra weatherability.

Sesamee padlocks are part of the Eberhard family of products.

- Lighting

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TecNiq's Marine lighting is 100% waterproof, stylish, and provides boat manufacturers and enthusiasts the best underwater and accent lights available.

TQ E61-WS00-1 - Surface mount LED docking light, perfect for pontoons and fishing boats. 1400 lumen output per light. Waterproof design, made with TecSeal Urethane potting. Anodized cast aluminum heatsink and marine-grade 316 stainless steel cover. Form-fitting gasket to protect the boat finish. Excellent forward-to-side-of-boat illumination. (Consult customer service for pricing and availability.)

TQ-M21-GSS0-1 - Starboard side mount navigation light, marine-grade 316 stainless cover, active overheat protection, IP68 dust and waterproof rating, impact-resistant lens, reliable for 100,000-hour life performance, 9" pigtail. (Consult customer service for pricing and availability.)

TQ M21-RSP0-1 -Port Side mount navigation light, marine-grade 316 stainless cover, active overheat protection, IP68 dust, and waterproof rating, impact-resistant lens, reliable for 100,000-hour life performance, 9" pigtail. (Consult customer service for pricing and availability.)

TQ E45-W020-1 - 6 LED 11.5" aluminum extrusion lamp, white black housing. Easy installation - snaps into place with the flat and 90 degree mounting clips. Sealed with TPE end caps for superior protection. 50,000-hour life performance rating.

- Gas Springs

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With our Genesis gas springs, your design will come full circle.

Our goal is to supply you not only with the highest quality product at a competitive price, but also the technical support that this engineered product demands. To accomplish this goal we have partnered with Stabilus, the world leader in gas springs. We also have very experienced design engineers available to support all of your design applications and requirements.

The Genesis line of gas springs has been created to cover the industry's wide range of size and force requirements. These include the very compact lower force springs in the 6x15 range to the largest force requirement in the 14x28 configuration.

Engineering Highlights of Genesis Gas Springs:

Nislide Rods - The Nislide process creates a tough, ductile, fatigue-resistant nitride surface on the rod. When compared with chrome-plated rods in 24-hour ASTM B117 salt-spray tests, nitrided rods exhibited superior corrosion resistance by a factor of 8 to 1.

Lip Sealed - Overall improved sealing properties, which lead to longer gas spring life.

Roll-Closed Tube Ends - This cold-forming rollover process eliminates the need for 360° disk welds which have higher failure rates due to gas loss and structural failure.

- Door & Lid Holders & Assists

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Along with our full line of Genesis gas springs, we offer a wide selection of Mechanical Door and Lid Positioning options for use in marine applications.

We have a solution for any door, lid, hatch, or compartment that needs to be held open and safely returned to a closed position.

Popular parts for marine applications include:

Telescopic Door Props - 16 gauge steel telescopic props come in various length and configurations to meet the needs of any application

EMC 776 BLK - Door Holder, Male Only, Black Polypropylene, Goes With EMC 776 BLK

EMC 776-1 BLUE - Door Holder, 26 LB Pull, .25 Diameter Mounting Hole, Black Polypropylene, Blue Rubber Female

- Handles


Our selection of in-stock Handles runs the gamut of styles and sizes for the marine industry. 

Popular parts for marine applications include:

ALH 72 SS RH - Stainless steel padlockable offset T-handle, 5/16" square shaft, 4" x 3/4" grip, 3/8" diameter padlocking hole, right-hand actuation

TH-N-T304-CCW - Zinc die-cast blind fastened T-handle with satin chrome finish, non-locking, 5/16" x 2" threaded square shaft with mounting holes on 1-1/2" centers, counterclockwise rotation

- Hinges

HingesAustin has the industry's largest selection of Hinges. Strap and Butt Hinges in Marine-Grade 316 Stainless Steel are available in various sizes

Popular parts for marine applications include:

Butt Hinges

1172 SS HINGE - 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" 

1678 SS - 1-1/2" x 1-7/8"

1211 SS HINGE - 2" x 2"

Strap Hinges

1175 SS HINGE - 1-1/2" x 2-1/4"

1669 SS HINGE - 1-1/2" x 2-3/8"

AH 1627 - 1-1/2" x 3"

1159 SS HINGE - 1-1/2" x 4-1/4"

Removable Weld-On Hinge

R194-0080 SS - 3.15" L x .61" thick, .315" pin diameter, all stainless steel construction

- Latches

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Austin Hardware® offers a wide variety of in-stock Latches for any marine application.

Popular parts for marine applications include:

AH 902HWDR SS 545WG - Folding T-Handle, key locking with water seal and dust cover, stainless steel

S 37-10-086-20 - Flexible rubber draw latch with stainless steel hardware

S C2-71-25-01 - Compression lever latch, low profile, push-button actuation

HC 83314-42 SS LVST - Over-center compression spring draw latch with straight lever, stainless steel

S K3-2403-52 - Link Lock Draw Latch, Small Size, Riveted, Stainless Steel, Natural

S M1-61-8 - Push-to-Close Latch, Marine Grade 316 Electropolished Stainless Steel

AH 522-A NI - Quarter Turn cam latch, zinc die-cast, and nickel-plated with a black knob.

- Trim, Gasket & Weatherstrip

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Trims, Gasket, and Weatherstrip from industry-leading manufacturers TrimLok, Cooper Standard, and more! 

Popular parts for marine applications include: 

TL X109-HT - TrimLok Rubber D-Shaped Seal, EPDM Rubber, .625" x 375" general acrylic PSA

AS 75001360 - StanPro Push-On Trim Seal, Dual Durometer Sponge, and Solid Rubber, Flexible Wire Core

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