Bow rail stainless or aluminum?

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May 19, 2021
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Does anyone know for sure if the bow rail is stainless or aluminum? Or were they available in both? This is on a 2006 2820. 1 1/4" diameter rail.

I tried the "magnet test" and did not notice any attraction between the magnet and the rail. But I also started to cut a section with a hack saw and it seemed like really hard metal which makes me think it's stainless. And greatlakesskipper has bow rails that are supposedly Parker parts but they have one in aluminum that's 1.25" and one in stainless that's 1"?

I have some damage to the front section of the bow rail and want to cut that out because it's folded beyond what could be shaped back to normal.

Any help is greatly appreciated.