Stanchion

Stanchion

Postby Slartibartfass » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:19 pm

The base on both cockpit stanchions is not flat. Is this by design as both sides look identical or have they been bent?

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Re: Stanchion

Postby Hershey » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:57 pm

Looks like my "friend" George S. sold you a lousy boat. Just joking!
Come to think of it, I think mine may be like that. Have to look.

I'll let you know tomorrow afternoon.


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Re: Stanchion

Postby Slartibartfass » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:24 am

Thx. I was aware of this before I bought the boat and got replacements ready. But I have seen pictures online from othe boats that show the same... Bend is even and identical on both sides...that's why I'm wondering. Also no leak visible inside the cabin....
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Re: Stanchion

Postby drewlamparello » Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:55 pm

I had a chance to check on this on two boats and it seems unique. While they may be consistent from side to side that may be from a hoist strap exerting the same pressure on both stanchions. I checked mine,Hull 1057 and a friend's, hull 276 and neither have these deflections. So I'd bet it didn't come from the factory that way. As to what to do? Maybe nothing if it isn't leaking or causing an issue. Good luck and good sailing!
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Re: Stanchion

Postby Hershey » Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:45 pm

I checked my stanchions. Capri # 427 I have the same bend.

I would not worry about them. Probably do more damage to your boat replacing them.

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Re: Stanchion

Postby odj22sailor » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:20 pm

Those are classic bent 1/8" Stanchion bases, this is caused by the pulling in or pushing in on the life lines and stantions while sailing and docking. This is easily corrected by cutting of the thin existing plates and welding on new bases using 3/16" plate. If you do this there is another trick to the job that creates a lot more room and comfort on deck. For cruisers angle the the stanchion out past vertical 2-3 degrees, racers I would suggest 10 degrees.


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Re: Stanchion

Postby JEPomer » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:53 pm

My boat has the same bends!
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Re: Stanchion

Postby Slartibartfass » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:12 pm

I did replace the stanchions who with the CD ones....
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