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Highwater posted 07-18-2002 09:25 PM ET (US)   Profile for Highwater  
On my 15' the connections between the vertical stainless railing and the horizontal peices are broken. West Marine sells replacements ( , part number 279364), but I cannot get them on because of the curvature of the tubing--they will not slide on. I need a 2-piece replacement that I can sandwich around the railing. Can't seem to find it. Any ideas?
Bigshot posted 07-19-2002 09:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Good luck!

Cut the railing in the front.

Jerry Townsend posted 07-19-2002 11:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jerry Townsend  Send Email to Jerry Townsend     
David - consider taking your boat to a good welder - and loosen/raise the railing where you can get a small piece of plywood between the rail and the gunwale to protect the glass and have the welder weld (TIG) the pieces together. The TIG is a very localized process with no splatter and works well on stainless. ---- Jerry/Idaho
jameso posted 07-19-2002 11:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for jameso  Send Email to jameso     
What are we doing now? Are you putting a 'T' on a new rail, replacing an old one or what? If you are replacing an old one cut the rail where the 'T' is to go. Should be two holes there already, cut between the holes, I did this with a Montauk rail that I am using to make a bow rail.
jimithing posted 07-19-2002 11:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimithing  Send Email to jimithing     
call CMI marine in Mass.


They carry all this stuff...OEM

Checks or COD only

Highwater posted 07-19-2002 10:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Highwater    
Thanks for the suggestions! Jim, I am not replacing the rail--I'm just replacing the broken "T" shaped pieces of hardware that hold the vertical stantions to the horizontal tubing. I'd rather not cut the railing, if possible. And it is going to be possible, thanks to you, Jimithing! CMI has the part I need! Apparently, other Whaler owners have asked them for such a part so they took the piece, cut it in half, and put in Allen-wrench type screws to hold it together. Thank you!
Bigshot posted 07-22-2002 10:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I looked for a while for one on my old 76 Montauk....nobody made one. I sold the boat and the guy had the railing cut. I will keep that in mind for futre referrence. About time someone did that.

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