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Re: Recommendations for a Stern Rail Fabrication/Options
Our boat came with the bow rail cut off and in bad shape. I tried to find used rails from other boats that would fit, tried bending one to fit, and tried mounting the old one that was cut off to fit, none of which worked. I eventually got fed up and had a local shop come make some measurements and fabricate a new one, it cost around $750 for a 27ft boat.
You can try to find other rails to fit, but in my experience with it you'll find that something about them is off. Either the pads aren't angled correctly, one of the legs (it's always just one, isn't it?) doesn't sit in the right place, it interferes with the sail too much, etc, etc, there is always something. I'd just eat it and have someone make one for you.