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Old 03-16-2007, 03:29 PM
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I'm considering having a custom bow rail made for my ZX. I've never seen one mounted on a ZX before, & I'm not sure if it would even be worth it. This will be my first boating season with it, & I can't help but wonder...first time I go to toss the ole front anchor out, & crawl out on the bow that I've spent so much time waxing, I either bust my *** , & or I go swimming ...So, I was looking for a little input on bow rails, & if I decide to go with one, would it really be worth it, or could I just mount an extra long grab handle? As for the custom bow rail, does anyone have a contact for someone who builds them?
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I feel your pain man. i have a customers 38ZX that i do pokerruns an stuff with once in a while (i call it prop testing ) and i believe that whole boat was designed to toss you in the water. even the damn sunpad gets treterous if it wet

thats a tough deck to put a rail on because of how clean the angle is. damn good lookin boat but tough to be out on the deck
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Old 03-16-2007, 05:25 PM
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I can hardly wait , LOL...I have considered doing something like my buddies Outlaw, he has a single rail running down the center of the bow, really looks good, & it seems to give ya something to hold on to when the waves are bouncin ya around. My only issue with that is the bow hatch is directly in the middle, I suppose I'll give it some more thought...
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yawl need some sea legs I only use mine for tieing bumpers ,Ive never had to hold on to one before.


con would be looks and I wouldnt want to install one after the head liner is in the boat
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I hope to be able to get em pretty quick, without too many unexpected swims ...
I have to remove the headliner? Wasn't counting on that...LOL...
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I love the look of no bow rail, neither of my Donzii's have one, but the low rail on my Formula comes in handy when at the dock.
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I had a Formula F20SC that had the "Captain Queeg" bowrails on it. I guess they would be good for harpooning whales, but I took it off, and I thought it looked much better.
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yawl need some sea legs I only use mine for tieing bumpers ,Ive never had to hold on to one before.


con would be looks and I wouldnt want to install one after the head liner is in the boat
Those would be Fenders deckhand
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Cuda - I think the big tall Life-Line SS cable would look kinda cool on the Minx.
But, it also looks great as is.
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