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    Hello everyone, who has the most tired arms on BOC?I'm sure that I am in the running I have been using a polisher today and I feel like I had a tiger by the tail the whole time!Another in the endless line of questions: Where can I get rails like this boat has?Do you get them custom made, do 'em yourself? Now that I have my SWIM PLATFORM installed! :go-I would like to copy this boat, it's exactly like mine.

    [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/679792=27059-hand rails on 2452.jpg[/img]See those nifty, short little handrails? That is what I want for my boat; I don't want to clutter the floor of teh platform.As always,,,,,,,,thanks for any ideas & such.Have a nice Sunday nite folks Sarah

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    Sarah, I can't quite see it in the photo..... but if those are rail fittings at each attachment end, they can likely be custom made.

    If so, I'd use SS rail fittings (not Zimac) and SS tubing.

    A good marine fitter that does metal fab and bow rail work can build these for you.

    The upper fittings could be something like this.... but in SS.



    Lower fittings could be something like this..... but again, is SS.



    Sarah, you could darn near make a cardboard template of the stern area, and have the person bend the tubes for you.

    Installing would be the easy part.


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      #3
      Talk to your local canvas guy. As Rick noted, they are easy fittings and your canvas vendor can bend the stainless to shape. Good luck.

      PM me if you get to a dead end, I can talk to my guy and possibly help you.

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        #4
        Wow --- Thanks

        I have my old rails, seems as tho they can be cut & bent into position,,,,yes?

        Does one of those conduit benders work for this stuff??

        I think that we have one at work,,,,,,,maybe weasel it home for a weekend and try it ???

        Seems possible,,,,,isn't it?

        so many questions,,,,,,,just unENDing

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          #5
          Any electrical contractor shop has a hydraulic bender, but I would go for the canvas shop, they should have pipe bender.
          Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

          Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
          Twin 350 GM power
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            #6
            +1 for a canvas shop... Very inexpensive to bend and a canvas guy will do it right...
            Doug ;}
            MMSI: 338068776
            "Go Aweigh to" Photos < click on red letters... 2001 Bayliner 2452 w/6.2 HO (paid for)


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              #7
              Hhmmm,,, Mr Canvas Repair Guy says he only bends 7/8" and not 1"

              (I'm pretty sure this is what I have,,,,,1 inch rails)

              ah nuts.........Nothing is easy huh

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                #8
                LazyCrusr wrote:
                Hhmmm,,, Mr Canvas Repair Guy says he only bends 7/8" and not 1"

                (I'm pretty sure this is what I have,,,,,1 inch rails)

                ah nuts.........Nothing is easy huh
                Are you sure yours are 1"? All of the rails on my 2452 are 7/8".

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                  #9
                  seems that boat has those rails and its in drydock and they arent using them right now.. get yer tool kit, flashlight and come back tonight....lol J/K

                  looks like the coated rails I saw in the rv catalog site for old people (ducking head) getting into campers... same shape. I would think any RV place would have them, and coated in white to match the boat..

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                    #10
                    LazyCrusr wrote:
                    Wow --- Thanks

                    I have my old rails, seems as tho they can be cut & bent into position,,,,yes?

                    Does one of those conduit benders work for this stuff??

                    I think that we have one at work,,,,,,,maybe weasel it home for a weekend and try it ???

                    Seems possible,,,,,isn't it?

                    so many questions,,,,,,,just unENDing
                    When I grow up, I want to be like you.

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                      #11
                      Are you sure you want those rails?

                      They look like they would be very useful if you had a ladder underneath, but I'm not sure what purpose they serve when you step over the transom and use the swim platform? And if you had a swim ladder right there, they'd be too far from the edge of the platform to reach.

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                        #12
                        ishiboo wrote:
                        Are you sure you want those rails?

                        They look like they would be very useful if you had a ladder underneath, but I'm not sure what purpose they serve when you step over the transom and use the swim platform? And if you had a swim ladder right there, they'd be too far from the edge of the platform to reach.
                        My thoughts also.

                        Doug
                        Started boating 1955
                        Number of boats owned 32
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                          #13
                          LazyCrusr wrote:
                          Hhmmm,,, Mr Canvas Repair Guy says he only bends 7/8" and not 1"

                          (I'm pretty sure this is what I have,,,,,1 inch rails)

                          ah nuts.........Nothing is easy huh
                          Just have it do 7/8" then. It's not big difference. It's not like a man where it may be?

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                            #14
                            dmcb wrote:
                            My thoughts also.

                            Doug
                            Well I can't say that it didn't cross my mind too

                            ishiboo wrote:
                            Are you sure you want those rails?

                            They look like they would be very useful if you had a ladder underneath, but I'm not sure what purpose they serve when you step over the transom and use the swim platform? And if you had a swim ladder right there, they'd be too far from the edge of the platform to reach.
                            Well, I do see your point and my ladder is right there, startboard side of the platform. But I don't need it to get up the ladder cuz there's a diamond shape cut out of the platform for handholds. And I do somewhat doubt their usefullness for in/out of the boat.

                            Saintjon wrote:
                            When I grow up, I want to be like you.
                            I'm pretty sure there's a compliment there but for the life of me I don't know why

                            But the notion is very pleasing so I will go with it!

                            Thank you!

                            RinnyBeth wrote:
                            seems that boat has those rails and its in drydock and they arent using them right now.. get yer tool kit, flashlight and come back tonight....lol J/K

                            looks like the coated rails I saw in the rv catalog site for old people (ducking head) getting into campers... same shape. I would think any RV place would have them, and coated in white to match the boat..
                            I luv the way you think, RB

                            leedub wrote:
                            Are you sure yours are 1"? All of the rails on my 2452 are 7/8".
                            Hon, I am not sure of anything and I dunno why I was so certain of that. And when Sarah is certain,,,,she's usually wrong !!! SO I am going to double check that,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,but later,,,,,,,,,

                            I have just now made a command decision: It can and will,,,,,,wait.

                            No big hurry, no money for it either right now. So I just wait until I see what I really need & want and what's available for choices.

                            Minor,,,,,totally minor.

                            So,,,,,,,thanks for the thoughts folks,,,,,but I am just gonna table this for a bit. Back burner!

                            Sarah

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                              #15
                              Your rails are 7/8" not 1"
                              Doug ;}
                              MMSI: 338068776
                              "Go Aweigh to" Photos < click on red letters... 2001 Bayliner 2452 w/6.2 HO (paid for)


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