new handrails - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
Old 10-01-2010
QuickMick's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: California
Posts: 1,381
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 6
QuickMick is on a distinguished road
new handrails

the old handrails were shot. removed/holes filled. now i need to replace 'em. it seems that the choices are stainless or teak, and i probably wont go the stainless route. two questions: are there any other materials that can be used? secondly, im thinking of using two seperate rails per side instead of one long one, but am concerned about snagging issues?
here is what the mounts looks like (is there a standard size they all meet?) :

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean ~ Arthur C. Clarke

Quinn McColly
Macgregor Venture
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Old 10-01-2010
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 158
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
BigZ is on a distinguished road
There are a few threads on this. Looks like your application, with those pads part of the deck, might call for a fairly slender piece of starboard. Not sure if I'd feel good about that. Teak or SS sounds better.
Also, with those pads built in to the deck I'd lean towards a single piece, simply from an ascetic point, but that's a personal choice. I don't think snagging would be an issue.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Old 10-01-2010
CalebD's Avatar
Tartan 27' owner
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,690
Thanks: 4
Thanked 103 Times in 95 Posts
Rep Power: 8
CalebD will become famous soon enough
If it was my boat I'd probably go for Teak. SS will get hot in the sun where you are in TX.
I hope you saved the old hand rails for basic measurements unless they were too far gone.
Some outfits sell off the shelf pre-made handrails that are more or less standard with many boats (sailnut, defender etc.). If you have the time and inclination it isn't that difficult to make your own.
"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen

Everybody has one:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rebedding handrails that are not through-bolted josrulz Gear & Maintenance 35 07-11-2010 04:25 PM
where2buy non-standard teak handrails dreuge Gear & Maintenance 13 02-10-2010 04:06 PM
teak handrails bsiege Gear & Maintenance 6 04-01-2009 04:10 PM
capping bolts in handrails marcusn Gear & Maintenance 2 05-18-2008 10:32 AM
Installing Interior Handrails KeelHaulin Gear & Maintenance 10 12-05-2007 01:20 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:14 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.