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decaboro
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rail braces

#1 Post by decaboro » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:57 am

Hi, I have a rail I will need to brace but due to it being at a gate that will be used for entry off a dock and swim ladder I do not really want to use the braces sold on Pontoon Stuff as I feel like people would be stubbing toes on them. I am thinking of using a 90 degree type brace so it will be a little more flush with the floor. Anyone every use these and if they did , did you feel it helped enough? I know stainless steel would be ideal but would it be necessary. We live in the desert so moisture is not much of a problem.
1997 19' Ercoa

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Re: rail braces

#2 Post by JLester273 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:21 am

If you could find a 90 log enough and thick enough I would think that would work. The problem is the thickness of the material is all of the strength in that case.

Now if you can find a decent looking shelf brace that may work as they are designed to take a bit more weight than just a simple 90 degree angle. But then again I am thinking it may only brace toward the inside and not as well when you have a push to the outside.

Can you brace on the next support down with the PS brace? My rail has built in bracing that is something between a straight 90 and the PS brace.

I should have looked at them when I was there last week. I wanted to see how far they stuck out in case I had to use them in my redesign.
My rebuild thread.
http://www.pontoonforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=24807

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Re: rail braces

#3 Post by decaboro » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:15 am

Thanks for reply. I am thinking that on a couple of parts where this is more of a high traffic walking area I will try the 90 brace and any other places will use the PS type brace. Thanks for input.
1997 19' Ercoa

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Re: rail braces

#4 Post by JLester273 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:17 am

No problem.

Nothing says you can't try stuff. Post some pics if it works ..or if not. I think that is the value of a forum. Learn from others.

I know it gets a little slow on here some days. There is a ton of info and knowledge on here though. It just may take a bit for the right person to log in.
My rebuild thread.
http://www.pontoonforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=24807

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Re: rail braces

#5 Post by FLOUNDERPOUNDER225 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:08 am

I don't understand the problem of folks stubbing toes and such on a standard gate brace? all of the braces I have seen at gates are like this, they are not in the walking path of the gate? Maybe a picture of your set up would help?
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decaboro
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Re: rail braces

#6 Post by decaboro » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:29 am

yeah the way that is set up is not a problem. I will have to post pics when I get the fences back.
1997 19' Ercoa

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