Handrails provide a sturdy grip while underway, especially for those without their sea-legs. Made by Whitecap, these solid teak hand rails come pre-built to a certain size. Available in multiple lengths and number of loops. Handholds do not come pre-drilled and measure 10-1/16" from Center to Center.
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Are these Rails prefinished or do I need to varnish them before installation?
They are unfinished.
What is the width?
I need teak hand rails for a J22?
Not sure what size of hand rails you need but these were great quality and worked perfectly on my Island Hopper..
RICHARD A BETTERLEY
These handrails are great. They do require drilling to attach.
how to align hand railing? The bolts keep turning the nuts crossways
Don't know- had the rails installed at the boatyard
I assume you are referring to the curve or bowrequired to match the curvature of the boat.I built a simple fixture using a 2x4 board withbolts at each end. Then I clamped the center of thehandrail to the 2x4 and adjusted the bolts towardthe handrail ends to "pre-curve" the handrail while mounting.I can send you a photo of it if you supply an emailaddress.Bill Morgan
Would you mind sending me that photo also? Thanks,Mark
how thick are the rails?thanks, allen
The ones we ordered are about an inch.
PATRICIA W. FRANTZ
I would say they're a good five quarters thick.
I want to say about 3/4 inch. I installed them on my boat so I do not have them handy. Very well made and easy to finish.
about one inch at top & bottom, & a bit tapered in the middle - nancy
The rails I received are 1 1/16" thick.
I'm looking for teak handrails for a C&C 30 sail boat. The overall length should be 110" & have 9 loops. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Jim McLean ?
Jim, I recently installed these hand rails on my boat. When I did it I through bolted them. To do this I pre drilled the holes in the rails on a drill press so they would be strait. Then I dry fitted them to the cabin top. Then I removed them and drilled oversized holes in the outer layer of glass and the core but not the inner layer of glass. I filled the holes with thickened epoxy to seal the core form any water intrusion. Then I redrilled the holes and reinstalled the rails with lots of sealant. Most C&C's have balsa cored decks so this is a very important step. I hope this helps with your installation. Eric
Jim-Have the same boat- unless you want custom rails made we had no luck matching, and we looked for a long time. We ended up removing the old rails and patching/gelcoating the holes- we used four six loop 63" for the main cabin, two on the outside and two on the inside, matching the deck rails with the rail on the cabin ceiling in roughly the same position as the original rails, and placing the 4 loop 43" rail on the forward deck, with a small space in between the rail ends. The forward rail does not have an inner rail to connect to on the C&C, just lag screws. To bend the rails to match the shear, take the original rails, run a line from end to end (or 63" along the rail to match the new rail length), and measure the distance from the midpoint of the rail to this line, and you have the necessary offset. Cut a scrap block of wood twice this distance. Take two replacement rails side by side, tie one end together, place the spacer block at the midpoint, and lash the other end of the rails with line and some bending tension to start the bending process. Drop the rails overboard to soak in salt water to soak for a day or two at a time, check occaisionally, and tighten the end lines as necessary until the ends touch to complete the bending process. The rails will develop a passive bend soaking in the salt water to match the shear- Good luck- Walt
Thanks Walt,That sounds like a great way to do it. If I am able, I will let you know. Jim
Thanks, but I am looking for a source for hand rails 110" with 9 loops. Jim
Just purchased 2 53" sft teak handholds quality very nice. I used 2 53" to span 110" looks great
Thanks for the help. I think thats what I'll do. Jim
It might be hard to find an exact replacement. I filled in the old mounting holes w/ epoxy and then created new mounting holes to accomodate the new rails. I have bben pleased with the quality and fit of these rails.
Perfect fit on J22
Great product, good price, and good quality. It was a perfect replacement for the rotted (and leaking) hand rails on my 1980's J22. I installed by using long stainless steel sheet metal screws from below instead of counter boring and having to plug the tops.
Adds a touch of class
The AFI hand rails can be used in several boat applications. I have rails mounted on the cabin top of my sailboat as well as in three spots inside the cabin. They are strong and attractive. Be aware that you must drill the mounting holes and plug if desired. Matching existing mounting holes can be a challenge but it is doable. The teak handrails are a good safety addition.