Stern railing design

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Tuggle
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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.
"Deplorable", 1975 32' Express, Twin 318's, Raw Water Cooled, Lake Lanier, Ga.

legendlc
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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?
1978 37 Double Cabin
Lake Cumberland KY

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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.
-joel-
former owner 1988 '32 FB Sedan
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Potomac MD

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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
1978 37 Double Cabin
Lake Cumberland KY

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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.
Jim Elias
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Twin 360 Chryslers.
Marblehead, Ohio