Join Date: Nov 2006
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Here, is one of the items where I am most critical.
No matter how it looks and how safe it is. Cabin top rails IN MY BOATS are allways satinless steel.
I do love teak, I think its pretty and would look good....on other people's boats. Not on mine.
I believe that the cabin rails should be strong, they are the only STEADY safe feature for you to grab for dear life, it has to be strong if you need to attach a dinghy, or to grab someone that went overboard.
Mine are not only SS they are properly fitted with backing plates and are very strong. Its the rail of life, the real one.
No fancy wood for me there, no matter how you guys say its strong and safe. Its wood, it cracks, it rots it fails!!