There are a lot of practical uses for stainless steel tubing on a boat like stanchion poles, bimini frames, awnings, bow rails, solar panels, and grab rails. The advantages to using stainless steel are its corrosion resistance and durability, but those characteristics also make working with it a little trickier than with aluminum.
Jim Grant (Sailrite founder) has been working on renovating his Islander 37, so we joined him as he made and installed a new stainless steel stanchion pole on his boat. Stanchions are used for installing lifelines around the deck of a boat. Check out our How to Install and Make Stanchion Poles Video to learn a few of our tips and tricks for working with stainless steel tubing and fittings and of course how to make a stanchion pole.
We have added new stainless steel stanchion hardware and tubing connectors to better accommodate your many tubing and framing projects. See our entire line of Frames & Fittings before you start your next project.
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