Rail Mounting Projects

From c34.org
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Easy Project Using Plastic Rail Clips

by Richard Brantley, C22 #1276 Good Friday, C30 #4612 Faith To Faith, Oriental, NC

There are these plastic blocks that are designed to hold plastic dodger windows off the metal frames. I have found a new use for them on my C30. I used them to attach items to the stern rail. They have been in service for about a year and no problems. They come in two sizes 7/8" & 1" so get the right size for your rail. I added a Velcro strap for security and attached with one SS screw. For the cockpit speakers I ran the speaker wire through the bilge blower hose just where it joins the metal deck scoop and sealed with 5200 and added sealed terminals to the speaker wires so they can be easily disconnected and stowed below.

RailMount1.jpg RailMount2.jpg RailMount3.jpg


Richard, those are great ideas! There is one other kind of bracket that I have only found in West Marine in the transom ladder area. They are clips for 1" rails with the hole already in the center. These are what I use for the quick Release Perch Seats that I make. See the brackets in the first column "style-1 clip" on the page at http://kindred-spirit.net/als_workshop/perchseat.html Maybe you can come up with some more uses?

Capt Al Watson, Kindred Spirit #55