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Old 11-23-2019, 06:51 PM   #1
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Where to Find Bronze Verticle Stanchions for an 82 GB

I had my first and I hope last crunch on my boat yesterday, there was 3 knots of current in my marina that I didn't anticipate. A bowsprit from a docked boat took out 2 vertical bronze stanchions on my 1982 Classic 42' Grand Banks.
I suspect these are next to impossible to find, does anyone know where I can find several?

Thanks in advance - Jim
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Old 11-23-2019, 07:32 PM   #2
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Picture would help. They can probably be made. If it's a bronze tube with a fitting on each end, then the tube can be replaced. If they're just bent, a good metal worker can probably straighten them.
There are boat scrap yards, but they have mostly small common I/O boats.
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Old 11-23-2019, 10:43 PM   #3
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Watch out for those docked boats. They move fast!!!

Any foundry should be able to replicate them. (don't ask for the price upfront)
Good metal/welding shop might be able to straighten them but removing the gouges would be difficult. Maybe they could use bronze filler rod and then grind it back to shape?
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Caution, the new ones do not have any petina and you may not recognise them in the store.
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I had my first and I hope last crunch on my boat yesterday, there was 3 knots of current in my marina that I didn't anticipate. A bowsprit from a docked boat took out 2 vertical bronze stanchions on my 1982 Classic 42' Grand Banks.
I suspect these are next to impossible to find, does anyone know where I can find several?

Thanks in advance - Jim
If you can take the damaged stanchions and an undamaged one to a foundry, they can replicate the shape from the undamaged one, using the bronze from the damaged ones and some supplemental bronze, they can make you a new pair.
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Old 11-24-2019, 12:57 AM   #6
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There are boat scrap yards, but they have mostly small common I/O boats.
This is true but I’d still give Marine Connection Liquidators, in Fort Pierce, a try. Also maybe the Grand Banks Owners group might know places to look.
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Old 11-24-2019, 07:19 AM   #7
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The bronze GB stanchions from that era were fabricated, not cast.

As such you might be able to have your damaged ones repaired.
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good find. Can be cut to size and welded together.
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