Railing is a term used in shipping, shipbuilding and automobile construction.
A fixed railing is known as an entrenchment or bulwark . This consists of a slab tunnel running over the shear duct around the ship. The upper end is formed by the railing profile. This profile is often covered with a teak strip on superstructure decks ; on sailing ships and yachts, possibly also on the main deck.
An open railing consists of a series of vertical supports over which the railing profile lies horizontally.
Regarding the material, type and design of the railing, there are regulations that must be adhered to when building a ship and which can vary depending on the type of ship. For example, the railing of a seagoing ship must have a minimum height of 90 cm, on passenger ships 110 cm, etc. On a seagoing ship, both entrenchment and open railing can be built. With some types of ships, additional safety nets, the so-called corpse catchers, are set up in heavy seas .
In automobile construction , the roof rail is used as a basic carrier for transport on the vehicle roof. Bicycles , skis , boxes, surfboards or even boats can be placed on the roof rails with the appropriate accessories for fastening (struts attached across the direction of travel) .
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- Peter Detje: Shipbuilding for boaters - textbook of seamanship , Eckardt & Messtorff publishing house, Hamburg 1962