Re: Hand rails on Cal 29
Originally Posted by tommays
Dont keep them off to long as every piece of wood i removed changed shape and was a fight to line up again with the holes
The rails were undoubtedly made from a straight piece of lumber and bent to fit the lines of the boat. It's usually not too hard to bend them back on. Just fit last couple of bolts at one end and use the long lever-arm of the rest of the rail to bend it to the appropriate radius. If necessary, you can string a line between the rail you're bending and corresponding rail on the other side of the boat and rig a Spanish Windlass to pull it (or both of them) into shape.
Never forget them. Do something to prevent it from happening again.
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Last edited by SlowButSteady; 08-01-2012 at 07:27 PM.