One of the first projects I undertook after initial cleaning was to get the handrails and lifelines up around the boat. The back deck was really open and I didn’t want to hear a splash when my little deckhand was aboard.
The previous owner, Rick, found most of the original bronze stanchions and handrails in his incredible boat shop. Overall we were missing seven stanchions which were recreated in mild steel…
So the stanchions were made, the wood handrails were patched together, and the stainless steel lifelines were run.
Quarter inch stainless wire cable, by the way, turns out to be $1.03 per foot if you buy a 500 foot roll. Yikes!