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Installing interior to exterior teak handrails

I have a Pearson 36 that has a set of handrails where the interior and exterior handrails are mounted back to back using long screws. The original screws went from the handrail in the cabin through the deck and into the deck handrail, which was fastened by a nut. Both sides were then plugged with teak plugs. All the original screws broke as they were rusted through. I'm trying to find small diameter, 4" long screws minimum. The best I've found are 12-24 x 4", which is still too big of a diameter. The heads and nut won't fit the handrail mounting holes. I.m considering making the handrail holes bigger and using bigger plugs, but being that the holes are already close to the side f the handrail, it may not work out. Does anyone know of any LNG small diameter SS screws? Any other ideas on mounting back to back handrails?
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