Chase to Seafarer bow pulpit and railing

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I am thinking of putting a bow pulpit with railing on my 1999 Seafarer 226.

Would anyone know if one from a Chase would fit without too much of an issue? What is the railing diameter of the Chase? I am unsure of the year / model of the Chase.
 

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I think it would be too big. The Chase has 6" of beam and 5' of length on the Seafarer
 

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The only part of the Chase railing I would use is the part around the pulpit to the first tee on my boat. So I don't think the length is a concern.

The width might be, but I don't see an issue with bending the pipe slightly if I need to.

My concern / question is the railing outside diameter. The Seafarer is 7/8". I don't know what the OD of the Chase railing is. I could easily make 1" work by making/welding an adapter but anything bigger than that would look 'silly' in my opinion.
 

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I am thinking of putting a bow pulpit with railing on my 1999 Seafarer 226.

Would anyone know if one from a Chase would fit without too much of an issue? What is the railing diameter of the Chase? I am unsure of the year / model of the Chase.
I can't think that there will be much of a difference but would like to know for future reference. Where will you get the pulpit from? It might be something I would like to do aswell.
 
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I don't see much of a difference either. The Seafarer is the one in the water.

Several people I know that I am thinking of adding a pulpit to my boat. Been thinking about it for a year, action time is approaching. A friend who also has a Seafarer 226 is looking to do the same. We've been asking around and someone came up with this idea and knows a guy who parted out a Chase. I will get some measurements off the Chase this weekend and determine if I can make it fit legit.

Looks like the same exact pulpit to me, might need some fine tuning but that won't be an issue.
 

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I wouldn’t be surprised if it bow rail would fit as is. The Gulfstream and the Seafarer bow pulpit, bow rail extensions are the same item.
 
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I can't think that there will be much of a difference but would like to know for future reference. Where will you get the pulpit from? It might be something I would like to do aswell.

I found the pulpit on Craig's List. Funny thing is I just drove up to CT purchased the pulpit and railing this past Saturday. The seller initially sold it to an Aussie! Since you are from Down Under I thought that funny. Anyway, the seller shipped it to Australia but it got refused at customs there and returned. He relisted it on Craig's List for $350. I didn't initial notice it there but the seller texted me the next day to see if I was interested. The original price a few months ago was $300.

I let him know I was absolutely interested. We made arrangements to meet and he kept the price at $300 since it was he originally asked for it. That was last Sunday-Monday. When I met the seller he showed me several texts from different people interested in the rail and pulpit. Two of them got into a bidding war to be in second place if my deal fell through. Highest bid was $650.

The seller is a very good man of his word. He could have blown me off and sold it for double what I paid. Kind of restored my faith in humanity for a while.
 

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I wouldn’t be surprised if it bow rail would fit as is. The Gulfstream and the Seafarer bow pulpit, bow rail extensions are the same item.

I think you might be right! Size wise it looks to be a direct fit. I am unsure if my existing railing is one piece on each side or not. Not a big deal if I have to cut it and that seam will be hidden inside the fitting. I'll know once I start taking it apart.
 

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I think you might be right! Size wise it looks to be a direct fit. I am unsure if my existing railing is one piece on each side or not. Not a big deal if I have to cut it and that seam will be hidden inside the fitting. I'll know once I start taking it apart.
Pretty sure you will need to cut the existing rail. Does the pulpit bow rail have extensions on the ends to slot into the existing bow rail?
 

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I found the pulpit on Craig's List. Funny thing is I just drove up to CT purchased the pulpit and railing this past Saturday. The seller initially sold it to an Aussie! Since you are from Down Under I thought that funny. Anyway, the seller shipped it to Australia but it got refused at customs there and returned. He relisted it on Craig's List for $350. I didn't initial notice it there but the seller texted me the next day to see if I was interested. The original price a few months ago was $300.

I let him know I was absolutely interested. We made arrangements to meet and he kept the price at $300 since it was he originally asked for it. That was last Sunday-Monday. When I met the seller he showed me several texts from different people interested in the rail and pulpit. Two of them got into a bidding war to be in second place if my deal fell through. Highest bid was $650.

The seller is a very good man of his word. He could have blown me off and sold it for double what I paid. Kind of restored my faith in humanity for a while.
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I found the pulpit on Craig's List. Funny thing is I just drove up to CT purchased the pulpit and railing this past Saturday. The seller initially sold it to an Aussie! Since you are from Down Under I thought that funny. Anyway, the seller shipped it to Australia but it got refused at customs there and returned. He relisted it on Craig's List for $350. I didn't initial notice it there but the seller texted me the next day to see if I was interested. The original price a few months ago was $300.

I let him know I was absolutely interested. We made arrangements to meet and he kept the price at $300 since it was he originally asked for it. That was last Sunday-Monday. When I met the seller he showed me several texts from different people interested in the rail and pulpit. Two of them got into a bidding war to be in second place if my deal fell through. Highest bid was $650.

The seller is a very good man of his word. He could have blown me off and sold it for double what I paid. Kind of restored my faith in humanity for a while

I found the pulpit on Craig's List. Funny thing is I just drove up to CT purchased the pulpit and railing this past Saturday. The seller initially sold it to an Aussie! Since you are from Down Under I thought that funny. Anyway, the seller shipped it to Australia but it got refused at customs there and returned. He relisted it on Craig's List for $350. I didn't initial notice it there but the seller texted me the next day to see if I was interested. The original price a few months ago was $300.

I let him know I was absolutely interested. We made arrangements to meet and he kept the price at $300 since it was he originally asked for it. That was last Sunday-Monday. When I met the seller he showed me several texts from different people interested in the rail and pulpit. Two of them got into a bidding war to be in second place if my deal fell through. Highest bid was $650.

The seller is a very good man of his word. He could have blown me off and sold it for double what I paid. Kind of restored my faith in humanity for a while.
Hey Koz, he is indeed a great guy! Happy he sold it to you!
 
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