Handrails and Rail Fittings

147 Products

$18.91
Sea-Dog, Clevis Slide / Top Cap Unit, Cast 316 Stainless
SKU: 113186
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Mfr: Sea-Dog
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Mfg# 270121-1
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LFS# SDL2701211
$10.54
Sea-Dog Hand Rail Fitting, 60 Deg. Center, Mount from Below
SKU: 35120
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Mfr: Sea-Dog
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Mfg# 289905-1
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LFS# SDL2899051
$15.66
Sea-Dog, Rail 3-Way Corner Rail Tee, Stainless Steel, 7/8" OD Rail Tube
SKU: 35138
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Mfr: Sea-Dog
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Mfg# 293100-1
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LFS# SDL2931001
$13.53
Sea-Dog, Base Rail Fittings, Rectangular, Stainless, 7/8"
SKU: 35100
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Mfr: Sea-Dog
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Mfg# 281600-1
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LFS# SDL2816001
$9.48
Stainless Steel Rail Ends
SKU: 527161
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Mfr: Sea-Dog
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Mfg# 289165-1
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LFS# SDL2891651
$16.50
Stainless Steel Rail Ends
SKU: 527160
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Mfr: Sea-Dog
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Mfg# 289155-1
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LFS# SDL2891551
$13.28
90 Deg. - Deck Hinge/Bolt
SKU: 195241
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Mfr: WHITECAP INDUSTRIES, INC
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Mfg# 6104
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LFS# WHT6104
$4.93
Pad Eye -Eye Strap
SKU: 195242
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Mfr: WHITECAP INDUSTRIES, INC
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Mfg# 6105
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LFS# WHT6105
$13.64
Concave Deck Hinge/Pin
SKU: 195251
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Mfr: WHITECAP INDUSTRIES, INC
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Mfg# 6200
$86.37
Perko, Grab Rail Posts, Fittings
SKU: 85703
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Mfr: Perko
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Mfg# 0380000CHR
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LFS# PKO0380000CHR
$7.81
Sea-Dog, Rail Mount Cleat, 7/8" - 1", Nylon / Stainless
SKU: 23653
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Mfr: Sea-Dog
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Mfg# 327111-1
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LFS# SDL3271111
$11.00
Sea-Dog, Rail Mounted Nylon Fairlead, w/ Stainless Insert, Sailing Hardware
SKU: 25051
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Mfr: Sea-Dog
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Mfg# 327112-1
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LFS# SDL3271121
$10.37
Sea-Dog, Stanchion Fitting, Eye Insert, 1", Stainless
SKU: 35076
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Mfr: Sea-Dog
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Mfg# 270500-1
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LFS# SDL2705001
$11.99
Sea-Dog, Stanchion Fitting, Eye, 1", Stainless
SKU: 35077
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Mfr: Sea-Dog
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Mfg# 270505-1
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LFS# SDL2705051
$16.54
Sea-Dog, Stanchion Fitting, Clevis Slide, 1" Stainless
SKU: 35081
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Mfr: Sea-Dog
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Mfg# 270521-1
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LFS# SDL2705211
$9.46
Sea-dog Hand Rail Fitting, 120 Degree End for 7/8" OD Rail
SKU: 35110
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Mfr: Sea-Dog
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Mfg# 285120-1
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LFS# SDL2851201
$6.98
Sea-Dog Hand Rail Fitting, Rail Standoff for 7/8" OD Rail
SKU: 35116
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Mfr: Sea-Dog
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Mfg# 288280-1
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LFS# SDL2882801
$10.29
Sea-Dog, Rail Tee, 90 Degree Tee, 7/8"
SKU: 92566
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Mfr: Sea-Dog
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Mfg# 296090-1
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LFS# SDL2960901
$10.36
Sea-Dog, Hand Rail Fitting, Die Cast Zinc, Chrome Plated, 60 Deg. Center, 7/8"
SKU: 114814
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Mfr: Sea-Dog
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Mfg# 286560
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LFS# SDL286560
$8.38
Sea-Dog, Rail Base Fittings. Die cast zinc chrome plated, Round Base, 90 deg. , 7/8"
SKU: 204115
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Mfr: Sea-Dog
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Mfg# 286090-1
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LFS# SDL2860901
$7.90
Sea-Dog, Rail Base Fittings. Die cast zinc chrome plated, Rectangular Base, 60 deg. , 7/8"
SKU: 204117
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Mfr: Sea-Dog
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Mfg# 286160-1
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LFS# SDL2861601

Handrail Fittings for Boats

 

The old saying “one hand for the boat and one hand for yourself” cannot be overstated. This is where good solid handrails, stanchions and grab rails are appreciated. To add a handrail, grabrail or to expand on the existing rail system, is easier than one might think.

 

Handrail fittings come in different sizes, configuration and materials such as slip-on fitting for 7/8” OD or 1” OD tubing either in a 90-degree or 60-degree configuration. These fittings are available in chrome plated zinc and from 316 marine grade stainless steel. Pipe handrail fittings are also known as boat rail fittings or grab rail fittings. Marine stainless-steel fittings for handrails are available from manufacturers such as ‘Sea-Dog®’ marine and “Whitecap®’ marine.

 

Fittings for Dodgers, Biminis, Stanchions and Boarding Ladders.

 

Many of the same marine stainless-steel fittings or stanchion fittings that are marketed for handrails and or grabrails can also be used to fabricate a stout dodger frame, a sturdy Bimini and a practical boarding ladder together with hand grabs. There are also additional fittings that are especially suited for dodgers and Biminis such as hinge joints, quick release fittings etc. Using these fittings to add extra comfort to ascend or descend stairs as stair handrail fittings is also a possibility.

 

Basically, with all the options of boat rail fittings it is equivalent to a mariner ‘Erector ®’ set. Cruise the docks of any marina and one is bound to come up with a hundred situations where these fittings and tubing are used. Some of the other common uses found are a framework to hold solar panels, a type of crane to assist in raising the outboard motor onboard and even davits to support the dingy off the transom.

 

Hand Rail Fittings for Walls and Wooden Handrails

 

While stainless steel hand rail fittings are typically a must in the marine environment, hand rail fittings are more often seen in businesses or for home use. Sea-Dog and Whitecap handrail fittings make beautiful accents for wood handrails as well as custom balcony railing, deck, staircase or wall applications.

 

Stainless Steel Tubing for Handrail Fittings

 

Stainless Steel Tubing used for a variety of applications aboard vessels such as handrails, grab rails, pulpits, etcetera is available in 7/8" and 1" outside diameter with a wall thickness of 0.049” and 0.065" and made from in 304 stainless. The 7/8” OD tubing can also be used to sleeve the I” OD with a wall thickness of 0.049”. The 7/8” will not sleeve the 1” OD thick wall 0.065 tubing.

 

Sealants for Handrail Fittings

 

Undoubtedly with a task such as installing handrails, stanchions or grabrails they must get sealed and bolted to the vessel. Most of the base fittings are predrilled and countersunk eliminating some of the work but they will still require suitable bedding to prevent water intrusion and or electrolysis. When attaching a stainless-steel base onto an aluminum vessel it is important to attempt to electrically insulate the two as much as is practicable especially when operating in a saline environment.