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Old 24-11-2012, 10:54   #16
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Re: Stantions, Stern Railing and angle of the dangle

For the deck wedges I cut the base plate shape + 1/4" all 4 sides from a piece of 5/8" kitchen cutting board, taped it to the deck, and poured slightly thickened epoxy into the mold. It will self-level if not too thick. Use slow hardener to limit the exothermic reaction.
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Stainless steel tubing of 1 or 1-1/2 inch diameter would be wise. Key is to securely attach the railings to the hull.

I'd feel safe at that rail, Mark

Looks like your boat lives in a good neighborhood
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Re: Stantions, Stern Railing and angle of the dangle

Blue Stocking, so your using the cutting board material as a mold to hold the epoxy in shape as it finds its level, sets up and then remove the cutting board mold?
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Blue Stocking, so your using the cutting board material as a mold to hold the epoxy in shape as it finds its level, sets up and then remove the cutting board mold?
Yes--I actually made 4 molds to save time. The self levelling takes care of the changing deck curvature. Work it a bit to help it level flow.
Depending on ambient temperature, you may have to play with the amount of powder in the resin.
On my first attempt I added too much microballoons, and the mix swelled and mis-shaped.
Duct tape held the molds down tight enough to stop thickened resin leakage.
I then countersunk the wedge top, inserted the bolts thru the plate, and made a collar around the bolt on the baseplate with sealer. 3M 101.
When you pull down on the bolts, the sealer compresses into a "O"ring, which is forgiving of movement forces on the stanchion.
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I'd feel safe at that rail, Mark

Looks like your boat lives in a good neighborhood
Me too.

That photo was taken before shipment while in Baijiao, Zhuhai, upriver from Hong Kong. Boat is presently in Vallejo, CA marina:

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