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post #3 of Old 03-03-2010
Waltthesalt
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I recommend installing deck handrails straight instead of trying to bend them while installing them. On my boat a prior owner bent sail track during installation to match the deckhouse curve. The problem was that the track always remembered that it wanted to be straight. Over time this stress on the fastener holes in the deck caused water to leak into the core. Replacing water saturated core is one of the ugliest boat projects that you can imagine. So either put the handails in straight or get stainless steel ones made that are pre-bent to match the curve you want.
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