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Old 21 February 2004, 17:17   #1
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Grab rails

I need a stainless steel (or chrome??) grab rail - about 320mm long to go on the front of my console. I've searched for hours on the internet, but all I can find is powder coated ones you might put in a bathroom. Does anyone know where I might get such a rail at a relatively low price?
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Old 21 February 2004, 18:48   #2
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Nautequipe, Hartlebury, Worcs sell them in a range of sizes off the shelf.

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Old 22 February 2004, 04:08   #3
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Try good plummer or somewhere like B&Q Warehouse.

You can get stainless steel hand rails, the ones they put in peoples baths, toilets etc to help them get in and out.

These are strong, stainless and much cheaper then anything to do with boats

Just be careful that to get ones designed to carry peoples weight though, as some are only for towl rails and not strong enough.
Also check they are stainless & not chrome plated steel at these will rust.

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Grabrails....

Hi Tim,

I bought a couple from my local chandlers for my last boat last year.

They were approx 1" stainless tube in various lengths and not too expensive (around 10 - 12 i think) with good solid mounting plates on each end.

Unfortunetely you probably wont want to drive to Poole but I would think most decent chandlers would keep a few in stock.
If you get really stuck give me a shout and i'll see if they still have them and post a couple to you.

Can I suggest you DON'T go for chrome as these are ususally chrome plated mild steel and would rust from the inside out and look horrible in a year or two.

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Old 22 February 2004, 08:14   #5
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Thanks for the advise guys. I've been to two local Chandlers and neither have anything of the right size.
B & Q only do Chrome ones. There's one more place locally that might have some; I'll check there and see what they say.
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Before you go dashing off for Stainless Steel you might want to consider teak handles. They are much kinder to hold onto don't mark your GRP and cost about 5 from the big chandlers in Port Solent, Portsmouth. I fitted three last year and would deffinately do the same again.

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Before you go dashing off for Stainless Steel you might want to consider teak handles. They are much kinder to hold onto when drinking the G and T...

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Thats rich coming from a convict

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However teak is much easier to hold on to when its cold in the high northern latitudes we operate over here. They are also about a 3rd of the cost of S/S which Port Solent chandlers also sell.



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Thats rich coming from a convict

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However teak is much easier to hold on to when its cold in the high northern latitudes we operate over here. They are also about a 3rd of the cost of S/S which Port Solent chandlers also sell.
convict?

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