View Full Version : ski sporter grab rail fittings

07-16-2012, 01:41 PM
The fittings on the grab rail for my '67 16 ski sporter are a little corroded and pitted. I haven't been able to find the original style online. Anybody have a source?

Just Say N20
07-16-2012, 09:39 PM
I bought some clean used ones from Wolf's Marine, in Benton Harbor, MI. I will check the next time I'm down there. They have polished stainless and chromed "something." I'll let you know. Do you need all 6 of them? Also, please measure the height of what you have on the inside of the base between the mounting screw and the place where the pipe fits through. Are all 6 the same?

I accidentally bought 4 short ones, and 2 tall ones, not realizing they came in different heights. It turned out perfectly. I used the 2 tall ones on the front portion, and you would never notice it unless I pointed it out to you.

07-17-2012, 02:33 PM
If I could switch from chromed something to polished stainless I'd swap out all 6. If all I can find are more of the same "polished something" I might actually change to another style to get to stainless. I'll measure the height. Here's the best picture I have showing the height. It looks prety low but I'll get the number for you. Also included a picture of the style I've been able toi find on the Web. I'd rather stay original. Thanks for the help.

07-17-2012, 03:17 PM
Nice looking 16.

Have you found a hull # yet?

Please post more pictures.

07-24-2012, 05:12 PM
72389723907239172392I haven't worked real hard but I did stick my head under the dash and didn't see anything.

07-24-2012, 05:59 PM
Check up forward in the bow right behind where the eye strap is bolted. Might be a number there. Or any serial numbers off the engine or outdrive. Two engine vents, non-louvered rear vent and non-slotted steering wheel. Might even be a little bit older.

Nice looking boat.

07-24-2012, 06:09 PM
look for black lines or marks on the deck underside near the dash or on the back of the dash itself. the tag on the tank will also give a timeframe for the year.

the numbers were written however they reached over the upside down deck so the numbers could be inverted or vertical.

good luck

07-26-2012, 09:13 AM
I offer the fittings & rail pieces in polished stainless... Jamie / Lakeside Restorations

08-01-2012, 11:58 AM
I found polished stainless items that look very similar at the "Ride the Waves" Ebay store and used the "make an offer" feature. 7 GBP ($11.28) ea. for the stands and 8 GBP ($12.89) each for the ends. Even with the $29 shipping it was less expensive than anything else I found.


Just Say N20
08-01-2012, 04:22 PM
That is a great deal. Better than I could have gotten at Wolf's. They are available in both 7/8" and 1" diameter for different sized grab rail. I believe the original grab rail on my Ski-sporter was 7/8".