Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-11-2012, 21:32   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 51
Making up stanchions - what hardware to use?

It's come time to install the stanchions before I lose anyone overboard. I have bases and poles (essentially just steel tubing, as some fool half-finished a project to put wooden rails on my 28' boat by welding flat tops on all the stanchions that I now need to cut off). What I need are top caps and sleeved eyes so that I can run double lifelines. Does anyone have recommendations on whose hardware to use? My main concern is price, but I don't want to do anything stupid just to save a few bucks. At $8/per for top caps and sleeved eyes sailrite seems to have good prices. Anyone used their stuff before?

Also, what are people's opinions on setscrews for stanchion hardware? I guess certain racing rules ban them out of fear that they can loosen up but is this just paranoia? I will be drilling dimples for each setscrew.
calderp is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hardware

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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


Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:31.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.