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Old 07-10-2012   #1
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Hollaender Speed-Rail handrail fittings for a homemade frame?

I am looking at these fitting to make a frame. I posted before about another brand and didnt get a lot of responses. I found these on another boating website.

Just wondering if anyone has used this brand of fitting and how they worked? Hollaender Speed-Rail handrail fittings are the name.


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Old 07-10-2012   #2
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I have 3 frames made with speedrail fittings. They are easy to work with.

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Old 07-10-2012   #3
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Originally Posted by merritrd View Post
I have 3 frames made with speedrail fittings. They are easy to work with.
Was it this brand? Are they pretty durable? Never had any problem with them? They look like a great, easy way to make about anything you want to make.

I tried another brand and the set screws were an off size, hard to find a replacement setscrew or bolt if you needed one fast. had to order them from company or hardware store could order them.
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Old 07-10-2012   #4
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I use these fittings from McMaster-Carr. Good price and quick ships.
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Old 07-11-2012   #5
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I also used the McMaster Carr fittings, though when I added my side decks I also through-bolted every fitting (Just a drill and install exercise).
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Old 07-11-2012   #6
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I have had 3 Down River frames, all made w/SpeedRail. They are expensive but bulletproof. Easy to work with if you are building your own frame as well.
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Search Search Search.

I know of these threads and could find them easy. Try searching for speedrail or hollaender and you should find more.


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Old 07-11-2012   #8
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I built an 18 ft frame from speedrail fittings they anre great and with the all the different types of fittings available you can do almost anything. I also chose to drill and through bolt almost all the fittings on the frame being that it is a grand rig a designed to haul alot so i wanted it bomber and it is. these aare the fittings that both river boat works and down river use for theiir frames and they are 2 of the best custom frame builders around! Go with the hollaendars
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Old 07-11-2012   #9
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Granger supply

I just ordered some of these for a day frame I was making. My multi day frame uses all the same fittings. I got the oar rightd from Down river supply and the rest from granger supply becasue they were cheaper. Make sure you know what size od your aluminum pipe is and match it up to the specs on the various sites. I have 1-7/8 aluminum pipe but had to order what was refered to on the granger suppy website as 1-1/2 fittings. If you read the fine print it says the 1-1/2 fittings fit 1.9 od pipe

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