Hey, I thought I'd bounce this question to all here. I have teak
handrails on top of the cabin
and also inside the cabin
. They are typical Marinco/AFI type teak
handrails. Topside handrails have an eight bolt set up (something like that), and the interior
hand rails which affix to the cabin top are 5 loops. The five looped handrails in the cabin overhead use the same holes as the topside handrails, so in essence, five bolts connect both topside and interior
hand rails together through the cabin top.
My problem is this, they use 3/16" x 4" SS bolts philips or straight head
and nuts. But given that even with the teak plugs out, once can't get a socket set in between to hold the nut in place, while the admiral is topsides trying to tighten up the bolt. I was thinking trying to find longer bolts, but no suppliers sell 3/16" philips/straight headed screws in lengths of 5-6". (I've checked West marine
, boat us, Defender , home depot etc). Does anyone else have ways they've solved
this problem? Where it'll provide a secure hold, and still be serviceable later (if needs be).