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LIFE LINE STANCHION SPECS

From MURRE, M31, Hull 150

 

Note: What follows is detail of Murre’s life line stanchion layout as it is today.  All materials are, I believe, original to the boat as is positioning.  Measurements taken use the inboard bevel of the toe rail at the bow of the boat as the starting point and progress from the center of one stanchion base to the center of the next.  They were taken w/a carpenter’s folding ruler which fitted nicely to the contour of the rail between stanchions.  All measurements were left in inches, just as they were on the ruler, leaving conversion to feet, inches and eights to the more mathematically inclined.

 

STANCHION PLACEMENT ALONG THE DECK

PORT side pulpit base (PP)  = 11” back from inside bevel of toe rail

First port side (P1) stanchion base =  64 Ύ” from inside bevel of toe rail

Second port side (P2) stanchion base = 106” from P1

Third port side (P3) stanchion base = 53” from P2

Forth port side (P4) stanchion base = not re-installed after deck job, but if memory serves, it was just forward of the mizzen upper.

 

STARBOARD side pulpit base =  PP

S1 = P1

S2 = 120 ½” from S1

S3 = 65 ½” from S2

S4 = 25 Ύ” from S3

(S3 and S4 form a gate joined by a single life line with pelican hook, which is why they are so close together)

 

STERN RAIL STANCHION BASES: not measured

 

BOW PULPIT STANCHION BASE DIMENSIONS

Width: 3”

Depth: 3”

Back plate height: 2 ½” (this is the flange on the base that fastens to the toe rail)

Plate thickness: 3/16”

Material: SS

Pipe Fitting size: to take 1” OD SS stanchion

 

LIFE LINE STANCHION BASE DIMENSIONS (all except S3 and S4)

Width: 2 9/16” (but you can call it 2 ½”)

Depth: 2 ½”

Back plate height: 1 Ό”

Plate thickness: 3/16”

Material: Bronze

Pipe Fitting height: 2/12” from base top

Pipe Fitting size: to take 1” OD stanchion

 

LIFE LINE STANCHION BASE DIMENSIONS for S3 and S4

Width: 3 ½”

Depth: 4”

Plate thickness: Ό”

Material: Bronze

Pipe Fitting data: same

Note: there is not flange backing this plate into the toe rail

 

LIFE LINE STANCHION DIMENSIONS

Height: 24” from top of stanchion base

On top is a 1 ½” bronze knob to take the life line

Stanchion is 1” OD SS