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08-01-2013 06:26 AM
Strait Shooter
Re: How are lifeline stanchons mounted?

I need to make one more post so I can see images.
I need to see toe rail attachments.
08-01-2013 12:50 AM
abrahamx
Re: How are lifeline stanchons mounted?

Yep
07-31-2013 08:05 PM
SloopJonB
Re: How are lifeline stanchons mounted?

In that situation the screw carries some of the bedding with it as it is screwed in - just make sure you start with lots.
07-31-2013 02:01 PM
abrahamx
Re: How are lifeline stanchons mounted?

Well in my case there is no other end. Just screws going through aluminum that is sandwiched inbetween the glass. No bolts or nuts. Maybe a bolt but no nut.
07-31-2013 01:53 PM
SloopJonB
Re: How are lifeline stanchons mounted?

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Originally Posted by abrahamx View Post
How the hell does one bed a screw when you can not hold it steady while putting on the nut?
That's what crew or helpers are for - they hold the other end steady.
07-31-2013 10:48 AM
abrahamx
Re: How are lifeline stanchons mounted?

How the hell does one bed a screw when you can not hold it steady while putting on the nut?
07-29-2013 09:53 PM
chef2sail
Re: How are lifeline stanchons mounted?

On the C&C ones, there are two on the base which re 4" apart and can utilize the exciting toe rail bolts. Not all toe rils have 4" apart though. Additionally there is a horizontal bolt through the stanchion base which after it is put over the toerail slot holds the base to the toerail.


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07-29-2013 08:40 PM
SloopJonB
Re: How are lifeline stanchons mounted?

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Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
The stanchion holder has a slot in it which fits over the toe rail, It is then bolted to the toe rail and then the deck. Our toe rails are bolted onto the hull deck joint with 4 inch centers, all great strength vs a stanchion base embedded in the gelcoat and bolted through it.
Unless I'm mistaken, with those rail mounts, the bolt that goes through the deck utilizes one of the existing holey rail bolt holes as well, so no extra drilling.
07-29-2013 03:34 PM
chef2sail
Re: How are lifeline stanchons mounted?

The stanchion holder has a slot in it which fits over the toe rail, It is then bolted to the toe rail and then the deck. Our toe rails are bolted onto the hull deck joint with 4 inch centers, all great strength vs a stanchion base embedded in the gelcoat and bolted through it.

If the stanchion gets struck or wears over time it wobbles in the base vs eventually weaking the gel coat and causing leaks like many stanchions.

You have to have the proper toe rails of course, but this design is a pretty good one. As was stated you it also gives you more room on the gunwhales. The disadvantage is they are more outboard and you must be careful of pilings when docking.
07-29-2013 02:38 PM
hellosailor
Re: How are lifeline stanchons mounted?

The downside to bolting stanchions into the toe rail is that the toe rail now has to be much stronger, and the stanchion will be levering it off the hull/deck joint and opening that up in typical construction. This is not a one-size-fits-all retrofit, in some cases it could be a very bad idea. In others, an equally good one.

And of course if you have modern slotted aluminum RAILS designed to be used with "stuff", there's no way to bolt stanchions onto them. Not a lot of heavy teak lumber rails on small craft.
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