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Old 08-09-2012, 08:01 PM   #1
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Wanted - Teak Hand Rail Hardware

Does anyone know where I might find the stainless steel gate hardware for the openings in a teak hand rail? It is for a 87 Marine trader. I'm thinking the rail dimensions are probably quite similar with other model types, approx.
2 1/2" x 1 1/4"... like in this photo...Thanks
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:58 PM   #2
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Greetings,
Have you tried Sailor Man in Ft. Lauderdale? Marine Supplies and Equipment | Boat Supplies | Marine Store
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:51 AM   #3
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The manufacturer of the original teak handrail fittings was Buck Algonquin. They still make and sell them: see for example Buck Algonquin - Wood Hand Rail Hinge & Lock, 316 Stainless Steel, Pol
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Thanks for the replies. Sailor Man didn't have any and referred me to a Hatterus dealer, but theirs were too big, as was the one that Buck Algonquin makes. Apparently Buck Algonquin has only manufactured that one type, so I'm not sure where the ones I have came from. I've got a couple more places that are looking, but no luck so far...
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Those are a common fitting, at least on older boats, those on my IG are bronze and the hinge is concealed below. Can you find a boat currently in production with those fittings,and identify a supplier that way?
If only boat builders had parts supply obligations like car makers, if only there were boat dismantlers selling retrieved used parts, guess it`s a question of volume. Good luck. BruceK
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I understand a number of Taiwanese yards had in house foundries so similar parts may be available but not necessarily exact. Have you considered having a copy made domestically? Usually castings are priced by the pound.
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I thought being so common to many boats that they wouldn't be so hard to find, but it's a good idea to start noticing what newer boats are using. And I think I'll take RTF's suggestion and check into having a copy made here...after seeing what the Hatteras dealer charges it may well be cost effective also! Thanks for the suggestions...
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