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Old 23 August 2011, 16:55   #1
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New Handrail

One of the things Ive never been happy with on my Ocean was the handrails on the console.
Id made and added the screen myself a few years ago and it was a job Id never considered finished.

Having nothing above the windscreen meant passengers tended to grab the windscreen itself, and I had to line the top of the screen with pipe lagging every time I put the cover on.

In the days before we went off to Dartmouth this year I scrounged 2M of 1inch stainless tube from a supplier at work and cut the bends out of two old handrails I had hanging on the garage wall.

When some large penny washers I had were added to the pile I broke out the trusty MIG and welded it all together with Stainless wire.

Mrs Nasher was a bit concerned when I started the project just two days before we went away, which is why it needs to come off again for the ground down welds to be polished, but so far Im pleased with it.

Its much nicer to hold on to, and Im so glad to have dumped the stupid exercise of adding lagging to the screen top before putting the cover on.
I will need to make a screen with a better shape though.

Before and after pics below.

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Old 23 August 2011, 17:56   #2
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I'd say another good job Mr Nash!!
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Old 24 August 2011, 01:34   #3
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Nice job - I haven't got a rail on my screen, had wondered about the cover (I haven't used my cover much) but I guess my initial concern about the cover chafing on the screen was probably justified by the sound of it. Pipe lagging works OK does it?
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Old 24 August 2011, 03:39   #4
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Nice Job, the grab rail round the screen is very usefull, I have one that comes as standard around the Cobra screen its a very good grab point and also serves well for mounting a video camera or light.
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Old 24 August 2011, 11:03   #5
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Nice job, Nasher.

I have a similar grab rail, with vertical extensions on the corners at the front of the console. With your lower horizontal rail, you wouldn't need them. Make a good point for tying the dog leash to.

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Old 24 August 2011, 11:16   #6
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Nice job Nasher, I'm looking at fitting a windscreen on my Air-craft and that grab rail just finishes it off. I think something similar on mine would look ace. It looks quite bland as it is.

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Old 24 August 2011, 11:34   #7
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Very nice touch. I find them very good as they just make moving around any rib much easier and avoid that horrible cracking sound when someone grabs the screen

I'd never have a boat with them.

I wonder is there nothing that Nasher cant make/fabricate or fix ?
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I'd say another good job Mr Nash!!
Ditto.....looks great....fancy making another ?
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You can never have enough grab handles. Good Job matey
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