Originally Posted by Z1Krider
Thank you to all for the candid and colorful input. I am about to mount new hand rails. Debating on how to go about curving the rail to match the shape of the boat. Can I just bolt in the first two then start bending and placing bolts or is there prebending that needs to occur before mounting?
Good morning Clayton. A few years ago on my C&C
Corvette 31 I replaced my grab rails. The new ones were pretty robust and I had no trouble at all getting them to bend to the curvature of the cabin
top. The one thing though that I had to be careful with was aligning them perfectly with the interior
grab rails as they were interconnected from the inside. As the fasteners are worked from the inside, it is very much a two person job. And it's mighty important to get the teak
seal right because once you get them installed you don't want to take them off to fix a leak. Good luck and send photos when done.