Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Thanked 233 Times in 184 Posts
Rep Power: 10
One minor suggestion. I believe that standard base plates on most stanchion bases are 1/8 plate. When I talked to Garhauer they were willing to increase the thickness of their standard base plate by a 1/16", which is more than twice as resistant to bending as the standard. I also initially asked for heavier brace bars which increases the weld area, but we ultimately decided to use 1/8" x 3/4" flat bar struts on an angle, which had substantially more weld area and so was less likely to separate from the baseplate. Lastly I asked them to match the bolt hole pattern from my existing stanchion bases. They agreed to do all of that for almost no upcharge from their standard stanchion base but it really results in a much more robust piece of hardware.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay