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This stanchion is used on some later Catalina models including (but not limited to) the Catalina 30, Catalina 34, and Catalina 36 until the end of production. Although many boats used the #A8217 gate with an angled support leg, apparently some were built with this #Z2793 gate stanchion. The only difference between this stanchion and our #A8217 is the angle of the support leg relative to the main stanchion. The support leg on this stanchion is parallel to the main stanchion.
For a stronger version of this stanchion, please see our Heavy Duty Stanchion under "May We Also Suggest" below.
Early 27's and 30's were not equipped with lifeline gates or gate stanchions. When the pelican hook was released, the lifeline went slack from bow to stern. Later, a gate was employed with a "hinge" (and stop) in the lifeline created by the addition of an aircraft fork and eye in the wire at the aft most stanchion.
Although some early boats are not equipped with these reinforced gate stanchions, they are necessary when a hinge (or "gate") is installed in the lifeline. If a standard stanchion is used at the gate, the stanchion will bend if a crew member forward leans, sits or falls against the lifeline forward when the gate is open and not supported by the stern pulpit.
Main Stanchion Base:
Support Leg Base:
1) When used on a boat equipped with a single gate stanchion on each side of the boat (port and starboard), the stanchion pictured is the port gate. Larger boats may use two gate stanchions on each side of the boat, one forward and one aft of the gate. In that case, the pictured stanchion is the forward port gate stanchion as well as the aft starboard gate stanchion.
2) When installing gate stanchions for the first time, or when replacing all gate stanchions on your boat, part numbers Z2793 and A8217 may be used interchangeably. The only difference is the angle of the support leg. If replacing only one gate stanchion on your boat, you will want to select the design (angled or parallel legs) to match your existing stanchions.