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Joseph Elliott
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Need DIY railing ideas

#1 Post by Joseph Elliott » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:30 pm

Well it’s taken me a few years to build my boat but am finally feeling close. Next step is to build a railing. There is no reasonably priced standard pontoon boat square tubing sources near me so I need to make a railing myself. If any of you guys and gals have done the same what materials did you use and any pictures for me? I am currently contemplating using 1” steel water pipe. Thought about electrical conduit but figured that would probably be too flimsy.
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Re: Need DIY railing ideas

#2 Post by steve1313 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:28 pm

I would think 1" steel pipe would be awfully heavy!

I'm sure there are several online vendors that could ship you aluminum square tubing.
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Re: Need DIY railing ideas

#3 Post by luckydogs » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:18 pm

Down here they sell a lot of used ones on craigslist (Lakeland Fl craigslist)

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#4 Post by Joseph Elliott » Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:39 am

Thanks Steve, I was hoping for a more economical option though. Tubing is expensive up here, it would be $1000 in material alone plus paying for a welder.

Thanks lucky, I will try that and see what I can find.
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#5 Post by luckydogs » Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:39 pm

Check this page (link below) some are cheap; I have no idea what shipping would be but that’s just from some of Florida

https://lakeland.craigslist.org/search/ ... byArea=427

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#6 Post by mgarvie » Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:24 am

I know this is an older post but I was curious what you came up with.

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#7 Post by Kytoon » Thu Jul 28, 2022 5:12 pm

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#8 Post by Joseph Elliott » Tue Sep 06, 2022 3:30 pm

Mgarvie, I ended up using 1 1/4" steel angle iron. It works but is heavy.
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#9 Post by mgarvie » Mon Sep 12, 2022 8:44 am

I've been considering PVC pipes and netting.

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#10 Post by Captain Dan » Sat Sep 17, 2022 12:44 pm

This some railing I built for my porch, but it would work on anything all materials available at Home Depot. Very inexpensive. See picture. Made from screen cage aluminum and EMT conduit.
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#11 Post by mgarvie » Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:29 am

That may be what I need! Framing for a pool enclosure and railing netting like you would get on a sail boat. It would keep the dogs in ,the Asian carp out, and I can see my fishing line and dogs through it. Think I found my winter project.

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