Boating

FIDDLE FADDLE

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Q: Doc, I’d like to add a rail around the perimeter of my boat’s fauxstone galley counter. At anchor, if a boat wake rocks us (grrrr), items sometimes slide off. How should we go about this?

Mary and Jim O’Keefe Bethesda, Maryland

A: First, contact your boat’s builder and ask what specifical­ly the counter is made from. Then approach a countertop contractor and ask them to make and install your fiddles (aka keeper rails). It will likely prove cost-prohibitiv­e to make the rails yourself given the cost of full sheets of faux stone. Be sure to leave a few scuppers (spaces) in the rails to make spill cleanup easier.

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