Discus coachroof hand rails

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Discus coachroof hand rails

Post by Novice x2 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:03 am

Hi the wooden hand rails on the discus are in pretty poor condition , I suppose probably impossible to buy now ? I do have a friend who is a cabinet maker I’m sure he could make a god job of fabricating new but anyone know how they’re attached to the roof ?

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Re: Discus coachroof hand rails

Post by Big Andy » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:18 pm

Can't speak for a Discus but the ones on my Corsair are drilled and screwed to the deck head then plugged. If you are replacing with new it shouldn't be to much of a job removing them either by drilling the plugs and unscrewing or cutting them off flush and leaving the screw shaft behind. If intending on reusing them then you would have real problems. I repeat this is on my Corsair not a Discus.
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Re: Discus coachroof hand rails

Post by Jolly Roger » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:12 pm

If the wood is messy, I would try giving the handrails a good sand. You would be surprised at how easy and good they will look.

If they cannot be cleaned up then the best place for teak fittings are KJ Howells in Poole. They supply hand rails in a variety of sizes.
http://www.kjhowells.com/3202A

I used Howells for my teak cockpit and very pleased with the end result.
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