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Stainless railing "T" connection
|Author||Topic: Stainless railing "T" connection|
posted 07-18-2002 09:25 PM ET (US)
On my 15' the connections between the vertical stainless railing and the horizontal peices are broken. West Marine sells replacements ( www.westmarine.com , 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?
posted 07-19-2002 09:44 AM ET (US)
Cut the railing in the front.
posted 07-19-2002 11:03 AM ET (US)
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
posted 07-19-2002 11:11 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 07-19-2002 11:26 AM ET (US)
call CMI marine in Mass.
They carry all this stuff...OEM
Checks or COD only
posted 07-19-2002 10:20 PM ET (US)
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!
posted 07-22-2002 10:04 AM ET (US)
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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