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Offline Tney88

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cockpit railing
« on: July 03, 2017, 02:28:50 PM »
So one minor complaint I had with the CP27 was the lack of railing space, due to the stern seats and swim ladder.  I wanted space to mount the BBQ, some fender racks, and maybe a solar panel or two.  So here is what I did to gain that space.  It's all done with straight SS tubing and clamp-on fittings, no welding or bending involved

Terry Ney
SV Paradiso
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CP 27 "SV Paradiso"
Veneta, OR

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Re: cockpit railing
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2017, 06:08:41 PM »
Hey Terry:
Very nice upgrade.  Thanks for the idea.

Did you add a stanchion between the stern pulpit and the aft most stock stanchion?  I had to check up on an old photo of Windrunner to see that the aft most stanchion is adjacent to the head's port hole.

Although I just installed new lifelines, I may try this.  I have been thinking on extending the bow pulpit back about 3 feet just for safety when I have to go forward to tend jibs in challenging weather.

Thanks again.

regards charlie

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Re: cockpit railing
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 12:03:06 PM »
I found a pair of braced stanchions in the back room of a chandlery, and installed them where the aft ones were by the aft portlights.  This let me terminate the lifelines there and put them under a bit of tension to take the slack out.  Then I moved the existing aft stanchions back about 36", providing a place for a boarding gate, and those became the forward end of the new railing.

Terry
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Veneta, OR

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Re: cockpit railing
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2017, 08:36:22 PM »
Hey Terry: Well done, thanks.
regards charlie

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Re: cockpit railing
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2017, 08:55:33 PM »
I like the hard bars and was already considering a smaller gate.  Your idea looks great.  I believe Garhauer has gate stanchions pretty reasonable.  I dont have the stern seats (which I really miss, they were on my Catalina 30) but my rear bar is filled.  Nice idea.  Where did you pick up the clamp on angle fittings?

Wayne Williams
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Re: cockpit railing
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2017, 01:35:22 PM »
I got all the parts from Defender Marine except for the two braced stanchions that I found in a local chandlery back room.  The clamps are Suncor products.

Terry Ney
SV Paradiso
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CP 27 "SV Paradiso"
Veneta, OR

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Re: cockpit railing
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 06:24:52 PM »
Sailrite has the fittings as well as tubing, although you can get them at a marine salvage yard as well.  Last salvage yard I checked, they wanted $5/foot for the tubing and $5/fitting for the rail fittings.  You could go in and saw off whatever length you wanted from a large pile of tube and railings, they even loaned me the use of a vice and saw.  I'm planning on making my own stainless bimini frame.
Rick
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Zionsville, IN