1) When used on a boat equipped with a single gate stanchion on each side of the boat (port
), the stanchion pictured is the port gate. Larger boats may use two gate stanchion 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 stanchion for the first time, or when replacing all gate stanchion on your boat, part numbers A8218 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 stanchion.
3) The support tube is vertical allowing a more rational horizontal hole for the lifeline to pass through. Original gates had an angled sup[port tube with an angled hole which caused chafe to the wire. This creates a slightly different look to the gate. We suggest you replace these gates in pairs with matching Z2035 for the other side.