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August 8, 2016 at 09:36 #25958

Jeff
Participant

Morning all,
Has anyone had to replace any of the white nylon stanchion-cones that are inserted into the top of the stanchions & hold the top guardwire in place.? If so, where did you get them.? I can’t find a supplier in catalogues at all.
Thanks,
Jeff

October 22, 2016 at 13:07 #25976

Jeff
Participant

No replies I see, so no-one else has had the same problem. Anyway, I’ve had 12 made in st/steel, in the unlikely event that any more of them break or crack.

August 27, 2021 at 15:03 #27020

Guy H
Participant

Hi Jeff
… 5 yrs later, but do you still have some of those stanchion tops?

I’ve got a broken one on one of my gates so I thought I’d replace all 4 either side of the gates.

Thanks
Guy

August 28, 2021 at 12:44 #27021

racepassage
Participant

Hi Guys

This might help. Have attached extract from a post entered some 17 years ago following an extended cruise. The switch is stylish and will give you 4 additional stanchion caps too!

“One interesting ‘reno’, in Mazatlan, well known for it’s stainless steel trades, replaced the upper lifeline from pushpit to the side gates with 1″s/s rails. Easy to install by removing the plastic stanchion caps and what a difference it makes on the afterdeck on a cold dark night! ”

I have some pictures (if only I knew how to enter) and can always take more

Cheers – Roger

Race Passage

August 28, 2021 at 17:11 #27022

Guy H
Participant

Hi Roger

Thanks for your reply and that sounds like an interesting solution. (with added benefits)

To insert images, make sure the editor is set to the Visual tab at the top right, click the little landscape button (or shift+Alt+M) then you can upload your image.

In the popup box put 300 in both of the ‘dimension’ boxes and leave constrain proportions checked.

September 11, 2021 at 14:18 #27030

Arild Jaeger
Participant

Try google’ing “Ronstan stanchion cap”.

September 12, 2021 at 01:37 #27027

Arild Jaeger
Participant

You might want to try one of these:

https://www.marinechandlery.com/ronstan-stanchion-cap

https://www.velasailingsupply.com/ronstan-stanchion-cap-suits-d22-2mm-tube

I don’t know if they will fit, but they look similar to the original caps.

September 12, 2021 at 01:39 #27024

racepassage
Participant

 

Thanks Guy.

 

September 13, 2021 at 17:26 #27054

Guy H
Participant

Try google’ing “Ronstan stanchion cap”.

Thank you – I will get a couple and try them

September 13, 2021 at 19:18 #27055

Guy H
Participant

Thanks Roger – you got your head around the photo-posting in the end 🙂

That looks really interesting and I like that it is reversible in the future if required

September 14, 2021 at 03:14 #27056

Moderator
Keymaster

Roger posted photos correctly the first time, it was the moderator who had the site setup in a silly way that stopped his photos from posting on submission.

My apologies to those of you who’ve tried to upload more than 2 photos, or add more than 2 links to your postings, and they seemed to disappear. The problem was site security was automatically upgrade to require moderation for any forum postings with more than 2 links. I’ve now changed the limit for moderation to 10 links – so hopefully no one else will be frustrated by posts seemingly disappearing!

Marilyn, moderator

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