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Old 27-06-2016, 15:15   #16
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Re: Cabin interior grab rails

First, I think handrails on the overhead are best. I use them to secure the lines of my lee cloths overhead. Second, I wouldn't point load the 1/4" liner.

The idea of a base plate of wood that the handrails are secured to is probably the best way to spread the load which could be a strong consideration. Maybe screw the base plate to the hand rail and then 5200 the whole base plate to the liner.
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Re: Cabin interior grab rails

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The idea of a base plate of wood that the handrails are secured to is probably the best way to spread the load which could be a strong consideration. Maybe screw the base plate to the hand rail and then 5200 the whole base plate to the liner.
I'm liking this idea more and more, problem is that I really have only about an inch and half of space below the ports before the cabin curves inwards. So the base olate will be about 3 ft long and 1.5" wide, maybe even G10 painted to match the liner. Of course that's still more surface area than just gluing the rails themselves to the sides so it should be stronger.


But why 5200 and not epoxy?
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Re: Cabin interior grab rails

BTW folks, what do you guys think of rope handhold going down the cabin sides instead of the hard teak rails? A lot softer to bump against...
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Old 27-06-2016, 15:47   #19
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Re: Cabin interior grab rails

depends on which tack you are on/how stable your boat is /for southern ocean you may need them on port_ starbord_roof_floor-double rails on the head
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Re: Cabin interior grab rails

I through bolted my interior hand rails to the exterior hand rails. Very strong.
I doubt that the cabin liner is strong enough. Is there any movement between the outer moulding and the cabin interior liner.?
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Re: Cabin interior grab rails

I through bolted lifting eyes. Then I ran a rope to each eye. Nice thing is then on passages you can also hang netting and put light stuff suspended to declutter and make more space.
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Re: Cabin interior grab rails

For what it's worth, the cabin liner is a piece of TRIM, not something that would ever be designed to take the potential loads of a person being flung through the cabin.
If you really want the rails mounted in that location then epoxy a piece of hardwood the same thickness as the gap between the hull and liner to the hull where you want the rails and screw the rails through the liner to the installed block.
make the block large enough to spread the load that MAY be applied to it.
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