Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-11-2009, 14:22   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Marina del Rey, CA
Boat: Deja Vu - Catalina 36 MK I
Posts: 170
I'm looking into doing this, but just in the cockpit up to the gates. More secure and more places to mount things like BBQs, Lifesling, etc. I think Caliber is now doing their cockpits this way.

Mike
__________________

__________________
MikeinLA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 14:40   #17
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,249
So any ideas on where to get materials? The welder is striking out. I'm striking out. Even have dad looking...and striking out.

No one seems to have tube steel. I found one source online, but the guy doing the job thought it was a little too light weight, only 16 gauge. He said we ideally want 11 gauge.
__________________

__________________
off-the-grid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 15:44   #18
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: between the devil and the deep blue sea
Boat: a sailing boat
Posts: 17,314
Depends on the boat, probably an OK on a big boat but on a small one the weight up might be a consideration.

b.
__________________
barnakiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 15:47   #19
Senior Cruiser
 
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kea'au, Big Island, Hawaii
Boat: Cascade, Sloop, 42 - "Casual"
Posts: 14,192
Alco Iron and Metal Company, San Leandro, CA. They'll have anything you want, cut it to length and ship it.
They charge by the pound for the material.
regards
__________________
John
SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 16:29   #20
cruiser

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tampa to New York
Boat: Morgan 33 OutIsland, Magic and 33' offshore scott design "Cutting Edge"
Posts: 1,594
I use .065 wall 1" stainless for making bimini frames. I am considering the same project. Am thinking I would have to tighten up centers of stanchions. With the cable they're typically 6' apart. The hard rails I see are 40" or so on center. If you check out miamicorp.com or manarthirsch.com they both have tubing up to 1.25" in 305 and 316. I've been looking for a reasonable price for "T" fittings. I pay about $3 for stainless bimini fittings but none of my suppliers carry the rail fittings.
The rail fittings would negate the need for onsite welding and the associated fees.
__________________
forsailbyowner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2009, 19:16   #21
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,249
We're going to use 1". Going to try to do it with a single piece on each side of the boat. And with the tops of the stanchions sticking up into the rail a little bit.
__________________

__________________
off-the-grid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
lifelines

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amsteel for Lifelines, and... witzgall Construction, Maintenance & Refit 30 15-05-2012 18:41
Spectra Lifelines? Connemara Health, Safety & Related Gear 30 23-04-2010 15:41
Replacing teak toe rails Roy I. Olsen Construction, Maintenance & Refit 6 17-06-2008 21:12
Lifelines orion1 Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 27 11-05-2007 09:52
The rails are coming witchcraft Construction, Maintenance & Refit 1 06-05-2005 18:44



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:54.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.