Aftermarket solid teak 5 loop handrails (sold in pairs) with the same length and approximately the same mounting locations as the original equipment.
Approximately 53" long with 10" loops. Unfinished natural teak.
Five loop handrails were a factory option on the Catalina 22 until the second generation boat was introduced in mid 1985. In 1986, with the second generation boat, the factory included internal halyards as standard equipment and cabin top mounted halyard winches as factory options. This change required shortening the handrails to four loop, making room for the winches.
After using seven loop handrails for years, Catalina changed to a 5 loop handrail on the Catalina 25. We believe use of the five loop began with hull number 5803 in June of 1988. The early Catalina 27 also used five loop handrails. Later, seven loop handrail became the norm. We believe this change occurred with hull number 5536 in 1984 when the deck changed and the smoked plex windows were introduced. Unfortunately, there is no mention of the handrail change in Catalina's records, so this is only an educated guess.
A previous owner may have installed these same handrails on any Catalina.
On some boats these handrails were mounted to conform to the curve of the deck. The handrails are (and always were) produced straight. The curve is introduced as needed during installation by simply bending the handrail. Supplied undrilled. Handrails were attached to early boats with screws from below. On later boats, some fasteners on an individual handrail were through bolts while others continued to be screws.
1) This is an oversize item which does not conform to our standard shipping policies. Call 800/959-SAIL for a shipping estimate.
2) An additional packaging charge also applies to this item.
3) Take a look at the additional photos to see the difference between the OEM and this Imported option.