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OK so it catchs your foot and keeps you from slipping out from under the life line/safety lines...
But I was looking at mine.. substantial aluminum extrusion "thru bolted" every 6" the legnth of the boat...overkill for a "toe catcher"
Gotta be some structural purpose beside hanging dock bumpers...?
The aluminium rail - holey rail etc. is used as a component of the hull - deck joint in most cases. A giant "backing plate" if you will. The toe rail and snatch block attaching aspects are bonuses.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.