Bow Rail Restoration

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Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Postby maxpanic » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:51 pm

Fantastic work. Thank you for taking the time to post this, as well as the tools and materials used.
Our bow rail is in desperate need of this. What are you using for aluminum filler?

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Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Postby Fastjeff » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:56 am

..."If you look at all of the pictures closely you will see that the aluminum rivnuts crimped into the holes have a flange, this flange is similar to a flat washer, the Starboard material spacers rest atop these rivnut flanges leaving a gap of approximately 1/32""

Excellent! That's all you need.

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Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Postby carl » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:13 am

Also installing the 1/4" white starboard isolation spacers on the fly bridge railing and handrails to separate the dissimilar metals.
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Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Postby shade2u2 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:19 am

I like that spacer. Did you use and sealant or silicone?
I wonder how thin of plastic one could use for the spacer under the rail stanchion base? I have access to many thicknesses of plastic but not all is UV inhibited. Most of the material that is good for outdoor use is a little under 1/16" thick. Well maybe I could double it...???
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