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Old 08-26-2019, 07:23 PM   #1
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Rub Rail questions

Hi All,


I'm getting hauled out for a bottom job and a few other things in a few weeks. One of the jobs on my list is to add a rub rail around the edge of my swim platform. It has some chips/gel coat cracks in it from the PO running it into docks. Well....maybe one of them is from me :-).


Anyway, I thought this would be a straight forward task, but holy buckets there are a million choices of rub rail. Compounding it is that I only need 20 feet and it generally comes in much larger rolls. I hate throwing stuff away.


The rim of the platform is 3 inches wide, I'd like to cover quite a bit of it. I'd like a black rubber rail, no stainless or canvas pads. It isn't going to roll over the top edge so it needs a flat back. Anyone got any suggestions?


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Old 08-26-2019, 07:28 PM   #2
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I have not looked in a while but Hamilton Marine used to have a whole bunch of different rub rails. They even have some large commercial types that will give really good protection. Some of them they sold by the foot.
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:49 PM   #4
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When I had my N46, I wanted to make my rub rail stick out more, without the chrome. More salty looking. Folks discourage me. I never got around to it.
Now I have a AT34 and still want to change out the rub rail to one that sticks out more, w/o the chrome. Same rational.... more salty looking.
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Bino rub rails. Commercial appearance. Come in a few different sizes depending on how aggressive you want the appearance.

https://rubrails-tessilmare.com/bino-90/
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When I had my N46, I wanted to make my rub rail stick out more, without the chrome. More salty looking. Folks discourage me. I never got around to it.
Now I have a AT34 and still want to change out the rub rail to one that sticks out more, w/o the chrome. Same rational.... more salty looking.
What would you substitute for the SS? Paint? Wood?
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What would you substitute for the SS? Paint? Wood?
a black rubber insert.
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I did that on the platform of my MS MKI, for similar reasons. Mostly I wanted to be able to tie the tender up close and not worry about it chewing up the teak. I also added 2 cleats which made it easy to tie up various water toys and visitors

I use black vinyl with vinyl insert from TACO
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The larger sized commercial rub rail is tough enough to not need a rubbing strip most times.


Fender boards do help when tied to a piling overnight.
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