|Posted: June 04 2008 at 11:22 | IP Logged
Yup, the rail follows the transome curve. I have no info on how CC acomplished this, although steaming the piece to soften it, then screwing it to the post flanges seems likely. Locating the rail screw holes might mean steaming twice- once for screw hole location and countersinking, second for securing. We copied all the rail posts too (to be sure of height) with S.S. tubing and the 30deg. flanges-result was day and night. Still debating replacment of the forward rails...their not exactly top drawer quality from the factory, but they hold together and I havn't hit anything yet that would trash them...knock on wood. BTW- we located our 6 fender racks outboard on the bow rails. Due to the wide tide varience in SF bay, only floating docks are used, eliminating the use of piers sunk in the bottom. This means we never run the risk of smashing the racks on piers and allows for the fenders racks to mounted this way...cool. I guess it really depends on where one is located and type of boat use.
Roy & Laurie, S.F. Bay Area
'83 280, hardtop, single 305