Stern railing design

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Re: Stern railing design

Postby Tuggle » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:33 am

Currently mine is in good condition but looking down the road have thought about having them redone in sheet aluminum and powder coated. Not only the lower but the fly bridge also. Take the strips or the whole pieces and have them copied, edges smoothed, powder coated and you'd never have to fool with them again.
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Re: Stern railing design

Postby legendlc » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:35 pm

legendlc wrote:On the subject of the splash Curtain mentioned here. I am rebuilding a 37 double cabin and one small piece of curtain was damaged in a storm a few years back while the boat was sitting on blocks. The metal inside the canvas was broken during the storm does anyone know what its called or where to locate it for purchase?
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Re: Stern railing design

Postby jralbert » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:10 pm

Re: the metal inside the canvas.
Consider a strip of thin wood molding as an alternative. After all, the purpose of the metal strip, though it's sturdy and hard to break, is to keep the canvas straight and supported. If the wood breaks, it is easy and cheap to replace.
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Re: Stern railing design

Postby EWRice » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:39 pm

I think they used 1/8" x 3/4" aluminum stock. They used aluminum on mine because it supported the canvas at the aft corners where there was no stanchion. It is all long gone now, and I like it better. Never had a problem getting wet though.
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Re: Stern railing design

Postby legendlc » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:24 pm

Great thanks for the ideas
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Re: Stern railing design

Postby javalin390 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:01 pm

The metal backing in mine were simply a strip of 1/8" x 1" of aluminum stock. Got a new chunk at the local welding hop for 20 bucks or so, cut and bent it to fit.
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Re: Stern railing design

Postby carl » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:35 pm

All of my splash curtains both aft rail and fly bridge along with their metallic framework is headed for the dumpster. If anyone wants them you will need to act quickly. I do not want them and will not reinstall them. I'm going with the classic open rail look.
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Re: Stern railing design

Postby jennis9 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:55 pm

John --- it is a spalsh guard It also catches lots of spiders. :) just got a quote to redo mine in a dark navy. I will have the old one in marine blue available to sell this fall - it is for a 32 and in nice shape. You would need to put in the steel rods to keep it tight (im recycling these for the new). it is reinforced to keep the canvas from sagging.

If your old sunbrella is looking dirty - I would use the starbrite mold/mildew cleaner (It works WONDERS!) or a mix of dish soap and diluted bleach this brings the canvas back to life - spray it on wet fabric, and use a soft scrub brush in the grain of the fabric LIGHTLY to get the mix into the fabric, then wait about 15 minutes and blast with the hose. it takes out dirt and mildew - my drop curtain came out great. there are videos on detailing boats and soft car tops and that's where i go the tips on cleaning. the light brushing and letting it sit is easy method.

legend -- I would call the canvas shop, they might have spare
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