Has anyone converted their teak toe rail cap to aluminum? We are shopping for a 37-44 footer with the "maintenance free" option (no exterior teak) but have not seen one in a few years. Any idea what this would cost?
I know Swan makes their own toe rails, there was one S&S (47?) that ordered new ones from the factory at $14K per side.I would check with PSC. The original aluminum toerails were custom extruded and roll/formed to fit the curve of the deck, which makes for a very robust piece of hardware. I think a lot of retrofit "aftermarket" type products involve making numerous v-shaped cuts in the rail to bend it to fit, a reasonable solution but one that may result in a weaker form. Then again, I'm not a metalurgist or an engineer, so you may find better counsel from other posters.
We have the factory installed aluminum toe rail on JUNO and it is very useful for securing spare halyards, the running backs when not in use, fenders, dinghies, etc.
PSC 40 -- #46