Safety First…

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.

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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…

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So the stanchions were made, the wood handrails were patched together, and the stainless steel lifelines were run.

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Quarter inch stainless wire cable, by the way, turns out to be $1.03 per foot if you buy a 500 foot roll. Yikes!

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