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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?
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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.
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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.

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