Sorry TOE rail
I have been refurbishing an O'day 39. I'm finally at a point where I have refurbed most everything and all systems are now checked out. I'm ready to put in some $$ on the new toe rail. There is no chance for replacing with original. There are a few designs that will work OK. Nothing ideal.
I do have access to a stainless fabricating shop with the skill and equipment
needed to fabricate a set of stainless toe rails. The toerail bolts are thru bolted and the nuts glassed in. It will be a challenge and expensive regardless of material (aluminum or Stainless)
The purchase price
for the aluminum
or the fabricating cost of the stainless are overshadowed by the installation
cost so the cost of the toe rail is not the largest cost.
I'm thinking a polished toe rail would look great and would add a lot to the stiffness of the boat.
I'm interested in some input on this.