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Re: How are lifeline stanchons mounted?

The stanchion holder has a slot in it which fits over the toe rail, It is then bolted to the toe rail and then the deck. Our toe rails are bolted onto the hull deck joint with 4 inch centers, all great strength vs a stanchion base embedded in the gelcoat and bolted through it.

If the stanchion gets struck or wears over time it wobbles in the base vs eventually weaking the gel coat and causing leaks like many stanchions.

You have to have the proper toe rails of course, but this design is a pretty good one. As was stated you it also gives you more room on the gunwhales. The disadvantage is they are more outboard and you must be careful of pilings when docking.
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