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Welded vs Non-Welded Montauk Bow Rail
|Author||Topic: Welded vs Non-Welded Montauk Bow Rail|
posted 02-19-2002 08:08 AM ET (US)
I am currently rebuilding a 1985 Montauk. Boat is getting prepped for Awlgrip and starting to look toward putting her back together. Needs a new bow rail, need opinions on which type to replace with and the pros and cons of each. Thanx in advance for your replies.
posted 02-19-2002 12:50 PM ET (US)
I recently installed an all-welded bow rail on my 1998 17' standard. I was very happy with both the price and service from my local BW dealer. I believe that it makes a difference what the year of your boat is, from the standpoint of fit. I think your boat would have originally had the bolt together rail as opposed to the welded rail. It may be related to the location of the wood backing in your hull. Diagrams are elsewhere on this web site. Hope this helps.
posted 02-19-2002 08:03 PM ET (US)
The dinosaurs like the bolt together rail,
but the welded rail strikes the engineer in
me as stronger, though more expensive to
tool up for.
For me, no bow rail is best -- I WANT to fall
posted 02-20-2002 07:32 AM ET (US)
Does anyone know if the mounting locations are similar for the different rail types?
posted 02-20-2002 10:19 AM ET (US)
I believe they are similar mounting spots.
posted 02-20-2002 11:01 AM ET (US)
My 99 Montauk has the welded rail and I have a bolt together rail hanging in my carport. I don't see any major difference in the mounting.
posted 02-20-2002 05:06 PM ET (US)
The new welded railing needs 1/4" machine bolts to adequately attach it, unless you run in glass surfaced waters. The screws that come from the factory just don't cut it.
posted 02-20-2002 09:01 PM ET (US)
Definitely different mounting spots. If you look at them side be side, you'll find the layout is different.
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