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Dec 24, 2012, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Pursuit
I would not put on factory railings, I agree, the look kind of toy like. I am thinking of fabbing up my own creation. If I do it, they will be awesome.

The railings for the FW III, contrary to popular opinion are metal, and the life lines are stretch cord so they stay tight looking.
I hammered the stanchions into the footings. (tight fit)

The footings that the stanchions go into are plastic, but with a slot on one side so they can pop out when bumped instead of breaking.

I don't think they look toy like, the more bling the better.
I'm going to add navigation lights to mine too, just like I did on my Nirvana.

A crew, some spare ropes lying about, whatever.
I like the scale look.
The line snagging problems can be overcome with a little thought.
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Dec 24, 2012, 11:48 PM
Taking care of the pond.
Looks great.
Dec 25, 2012, 03:10 PM
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It is always a good thing to rescue a classic from a landfill! That boat has many years of good service left in her! Be sure to post pictures of the complete "re-hab".
Nice find by the way!

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