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WEST MARINE Handrail Fittings

Rail fittings let you build rigid bow, stern and cabin top handrail and lifeline systems, providingsecure handholds and/or rigid barriers around your boat‘s perimeter. Made in avariety of shapes and angles, these components can accommodate the many configurationspossible on a boat. They are available in two diameters: 7/8" dia., generally used onsmaller powerboats, and 1" dia., used on sailboats and larger powerboats.

Rail fittings are made from two materials: zamak (a zinc-aluminum alloy) and stainlesssteel. Zamak fittings have a highly polished look when new, but only a modest amount of corrosion resistance when subjected to saltwater, so we recommend them for fresh waterenvironments only. Stainless steel fittings are stronger and have outstanding corrosionresistance, at a premium price. Match materials between system components to minimizethe effects of galvanic corrosion between dissimilar metals.

For safety, rails fittings should be thru-bolted to the deck, using substantial backingplates. While it is tempting and convenient to use sheet metal screws, machine screwswith locking nuts will be far stronger. Plenty of sealant around the fastener holes, especiallyon the shanks of the fasteners, will help prevent leaks and water damage to thehull material. And a small dab of Loctite on the setscrews will ensure that your railingstays together for many seasons.

  • Type 316 Stainless Steel
  • Chrome Zamak
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Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Handrail Fitting - 7/8", 60 Degree Center, Stainless Steel 7219728 F14-0079-1W
In stock online.

$19.99

Handrail Fitting - 7/8", 120 Degree Forward, Stainless Steel 7219744 F14-0080-1W
Limited availability.

$15.49

Handrail Fitting - 7/8", 60 degree Aft, Stainless Steel 7219785 F14-0081-1W
In stock online.

$19.99

Handrail Fitting - 1", 60 Degree Center, Stainless Steel 7219736 F15-0179-1W
In stock online.

$19.99

Handrail Fitting - 1", 60 degree Aft, Stainless Steel 7219793 F15-0181-1W
In stock online.

$19.99

Handrail Fitting - 7/8", 120 Degree Forward, Chrome Zamak 7220148 F80-0080-1W
Limited availability.

$18.49

Product Description

Rail fittings let you build rigid bow, stern and cabin top handrail and lifeline systems, providingsecure handholds and/or rigid barriers around your boat‘s perimeter. Made in avariety of shapes and angles, these components can accommodate the many configurationspossible on a boat. They are available in two diameters: 7/8" dia., generally used onsmaller powerboats, and 1" dia., used on sailboats and larger powerboats.

Rail fittings are made from two materials: zamak (a zinc-aluminum alloy) and stainlesssteel. Zamak fittings have a highly polished look when new, but only a modest amount of corrosion resistance when subjected to saltwater, so we recommend them for fresh waterenvironments only. Stainless steel fittings are stronger and have outstanding corrosionresistance, at a premium price. Match materials between system components to minimizethe effects of galvanic corrosion between dissimilar metals.

For safety, rails fittings should be thru-bolted to the deck, using substantial backingplates. While it is tempting and convenient to use sheet metal screws, machine screwswith locking nuts will be far stronger. Plenty of sealant around the fastener holes, especiallyon the shanks of the fasteners, will help prevent leaks and water damage to thehull material. And a small dab of Loctite on the setscrews will ensure that your railingstays together for many seasons.

  • Type 316 Stainless Steel
  • Chrome Zamak

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