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Comparing Stainless, Powdercoated and Aluminum Hand Rails for Boating Safety

Posted by Marine Fiberglass Direct on

When selecting handrails for boats, safety and the durability of stainless steel railings are paramount considerations. Known for their corrosion resistance, stainless railings provide a reliable grip, even in harsh marine conditions. They withstand saltwater exposure effectively but necessitate regular maintenance to prevent surface rust, particularly in marine environments where the elements are unforgiving. Powdercoated aluminum handrails represent a balance between durability and manageability, being lighter than stainless steel yet robust enough to ensure safety onboard. The powder coat furnishes a defensive barrier against the elements. This layer may experience chipping or wear over time, which requires touch-ups to preserve...

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