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Q:Will these work to mount slats on a gunnel mount to make a boat cover? do they mount upright? Thank you.Asked on 4/9/2010 by amazon from Livonia, N.Y.
A:My late brother had these on his boat (16 ft aluminum). They were mounted on the inside of the gunnel and the support boards were cut at an angle to accommodate them. They worked very well.Answered on 4/26/2010 by Bill from Pittsburgh, PA
A:These have worked for me for the last 35 years or so. They mount inside the gunwale with a built-in slight upward angle. Don't mount them upside down !! NO, they do not mount upright on top of the gunwale. Buy the hardwood slat at Home Depot moulding dept. $1.19/ft. and cut to length. Experiment with the arch needed before cutting but usually cut about 5 inches longer than the direct flat width between sockets to give a good arch. The trick is to keep water weight from pooling on the cover and you will have no problem with breaking the slats; slats last for years, and easy to replace if needed in the distant future.Answered on 7/31/2012 by Unkydave from N.H.
Q:What is the size of the opening for the slat? Is there a angle to the mounting surface, for the opening to have some degree of pointing upward?Asked on 9/27/2009 by Anonymous
A:The opening size is not available. The wood bows and fiberglass bows are 6 or 8 foot long, so if your boat is just a little bit less than 6 or 8 foot the bow will bend up itself to fit into the slat. The width of the boat determines if this will work for you and how much it will bend the bow. The fiberglass bows will need to be sanded down on the ends just a little bit to fit into the slat sockets. There is no angle in the slat sockets or anything like that.Answered on 10/7/2009 by Overton's from Technician
A:1 3/4in height & 1/2inch in width are the dimensions of the opening. Sorry about the previous messageAnswered on 8/12/2011 by Justin from Overton's
A:I believe 1 and 3/8 inches wide or so. Buy the wooden slat at Home Depot [ in hardwood moulding section $1.19/ft. ] Buy hardwood as they are also there in pine. These slats are the right width and always in stock. Yes, there is a slight upward angle to the socket to accept the arched approach angle of the slat. Never had one break; didn't know they could break under normal use. I also use the plastic rail clip type for the bowrider area cover support. Fasten them to slat to prevent rolling around railing and loss when removing slat to uncover boat when in the water.Answered on 7/31/2012 by Unkydave from N.H.