- Jun 1, 2002In my browsings of lumber supply stores, I have come across
> something that intrigues me. Stair railing. The kind that comes inSteve,
> about 2.5" diameter, with a flat on it.
I used stair hand railing for the boom and gaff on my Weekender.
They are made from Douglas Fir, and I'm very pleased with their
I would be tempted to use hand rail for a mast on a very small
sailboat only. If you check the Sail Lacing photos on this board you
can see the size difference between my mast and the boom & gaff.
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