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Standard 24" for me.

While I agree with much of what saildog writes in this case I would go with the coated lifelines and just replace them every 6=8 years or so.

I have seen a small burr on an uncoated lifeline put a few huge tears in a 3-4 thousand dollar jib.

CS Johnson is where i buy mine. In addition the stantions can be place on in two manners if you have an anodized toe rail like our C&C does. Original equipment on C&C was a stantion which was intergrated and attached to the toe rails thus providing greater support than the standard backing plate most stations are installed with. Another advantage to this set up is it gives maximum width to the gunwale. www. niagara.com South Shore Yachts sells these.

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What I see as a concern regarding the stanchions is the ones in my 30' call are mounted on the deck inboard of the toe trim. That reduces my walking area by 5" don't appear much, but in a dry run it makes a difference when freed up. I am considering buying or having build through the hull side monting stanchions .....
It's true many boats' stanchions are a fair few inches inboard, restricting the usable width of the side decks. Your solution would deal with that issue, but may look a tad "industrial" and certainly different. It would also increase your effective beam and may interfere with rafting up to other vessels (if you do any of that)

It will also be further complicated by requiring full access to the inside of the hull in those areas which may be awkward due to liners and ceiling finishes.

Another option, since you're into some welding anyway, might be to modify the existing stanchions so the splay outward at 5 degrees or so, giving you a wider passage at the top lifeline height.
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Just wondering if anyone has 30-inch stanchions on their 32-33 foot boat.
Yes. Quite a few boats this size have 30-inch+ stanchions. For one, the Pacific Seacraft 31 has 31 inch stanchions.
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I replaced the stanchions on a 30' boat with 28" including the bow and stern rail. I think it looked fine and worked well. The boat had a fairly deep cockpit and the extra height of the stern rail made is seem very protected as well. Lifelines should be bare wire as you never know what's happening under that plastic covering. If they get a meathook or burr, they are in need of replacement. Current offshore racing regulations call for bare wire, not covered.
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What I see as a concern regarding the stanchions is the ones in my 30' call are mounted on the deck inboard of the toe trim. That reduces my walking area by 5" don't appear much, but in a dry run it makes a difference when freed up. I am considering buying or having build through the hull side monting stanchions that would bolt 2" below the rub rails. They would be 3" wide by 5" long 1/4" plate with 1" tube soket wellded along the center of the 5" lenght of the plate. It would have four through bolted mounting bolts with a 1/8" backing plate. All bolts will have appropriate size washer on the inside. the stanchions will be 36" long by 31/32" held in place with through bolt and lock nut. The stachions will have two safet SS wire. After installation the Stanchions should be 25" above the deck. Please comment on my idea as I am seriously interested in increasing the walk area from cockpit to bow on my boat. It allows me to have greater balance. Thank you
Here's how it's done on Pacific Seacraft vessels, with 30" stanchions mounted horizontally to raised bulwarks, nicely freeing-up the sidedecks:

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