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Binnacle Sissy Bar
« on: June 30, 2020, 11:11:11 PM »
My binnacle has what I would call a sissy bar or handhold attached to it. The bar is attached to the cockpit floor with plastic feet that are crumbling.  Any suggestions where I may find replacements? I've attached a picture.
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Re: Binnacle Sissy Bar
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2020, 08:10:35 AM »
Edson Marine is the manufacturer.
https://edsonmarine.com/

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Re: Binnacle Sissy Bar
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 09:19:10 AM »
I have the same feet on my pedestal guard, which also crumbled. I attributed this to the inexplicable use of aluminum bolts to hold them down.  The aluminum corroded and swelled up into a crumbly white mass which cracked the feet and caused leaks in the sole. 

I was able to locate a used pair at a marine surplus store (Bacon's in Annapolis) and replaced them using stainless bolts.  Solid and no more leaks.

Edson replaced these plastic feet with stainless ones, which is a better (but more expensive) solution.  Defender carries them:

https://www.defender.com/product.jsp?id=128476


« Last Edit: July 01, 2020, 09:22:29 AM by Dolce_Vita »
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Re: Binnacle Sissy Bar
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2020, 11:02:17 PM »
Ouch, $83/pair. I may try gluing them back together before I bite the bullet on those. Thanks for the info. Knowing the proper name is quite helpful.
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Re: Binnacle Sissy Bar
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2020, 11:09:56 PM »
if you happen to know anyone with one, a 3D printer would do the trick I imagine :)

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Re: Binnacle Sissy Bar
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2020, 07:24:50 AM »
Excellent idea!  My brother-in-law loves tinkering with his printer.  I'll hit him up.  Buying them is a "last resort!" ha  Spanish Lake, eh!  My family was stranded there when our sailboat engine conked out around 45 years ago.  My brothers and I met this cute little local girl there.  Great times.  Nice place to get stranded.
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Re: Binnacle Sissy Bar
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2020, 08:25:25 PM »
Good luck and let us know how you make out!!!  and maybe how much your brother might want for pairs in the future for any else looking for them :)

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Re: Binnacle Sissy Bar
« Reply #7 on: Today at 02:30:37 PM »
if you happen to know anyone with one, a 3D printer would do the trick I imagine :)

Be sure to use ABS, not PLA, for this.  PLA just isn't tough enough.

If you use a 3d printer that can go to high enough temperature (~400), you could use Nylon.
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