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Chesapeake posted 01-11-2001 12:27 PM ET (US)   Profile for Chesapeake   Send Email to Chesapeake  
The siderails on my whaler are in great shape, but the fittings are badly pitted. Can those be replaced without replacing the hole railing?

If not, any experience in cleaning those things up?

Bob

stagalv posted 01-11-2001 01:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for stagalv  Send Email to stagalv     
I just got mine back from the re-chrome shop and they look great. I sent in about 14 of the rail stand-offs and my whole bow light w/chock. They charged $140 and did a wonderful job. The only problem is that now my old stainless rails look bad compared to the new stand offs!! Rex
Chesapeake posted 01-11-2001 03:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Rex: Are the rail fittings or stand-offs as you call them easy to remove from the rail itself?

I am staring at these things wondering how in God's green earth am I going to maneuver them around the bends in the rail?

Sure would appreciate your comments.

Bob

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