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45603Re: [SabreSailboat] renewing stantions

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  • Peter Tollini
    Nov 26, 2013
      Phil -
      Whitewater Marine http://www.whitewatermarineinc.com/ in Michigan has pretty much assumed Tops-in-Quality's business. They did my stanchions with welded stainless tubes for the lower lifelines and new enclosed tops with stainless tubes for the uppers, all polished and like new for $22.00 per.
      Quick service, easy to deal with.
      While the tubes are off you can pull the bases one at a time, polish them with a Dremel tool and rebed them with butyl tape.  Trick - If you have a dishwasher with a stainless interior, wash your stanchion bases or other stainless goodies with a load of citric acid crystals in place of  detergent. Then take your shiny gear out and away before you show the Admiral how you cleaned the D/W for bonus points. You can also add in stainless tableware for extra bonus shiny points. No worries, that's appliance manufacturers' recommendation for cleaning.
      Last trick, replace the 10-24 screws that set the stanchions and pulpits with new ones from McMaster, but in 316 stainless. Much less likely to discolor from salt spray and cheap in boxes of 50.


      On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 1:07 AM, Phillip Shepard <phillipshepard97@...> wrote:

       Last year a number of you had your stanchions renewed. I know that Tops-in-Quality went under. Questions  1. Who did the work and were you satisfied (quality and cost).  2. Did you have the bases worked on    3. Any words of advise as to what should or should not be done.

           Thanks,      Phil

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