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repairing very old rubber/vinyl rub rail
The wife and I just purchased a 1966 19' Paceship Mouette as our first sailboat. Naturally she needs some work to make her look beautiful. One thing has kind of thrown me. The rub rail. It's white in color. Very very hard (probably original to 1966). It has several areas where it has these "V" shaped breaks in it. When we were assessing the boat I didn't think much about it. Thought that I could spend $50.00 or so and replace it with something currently available. i have learned that is not the case. That to replace rub rail on this boat it looks like a $300.00 investment. GULP
I'm hoping to get some idea(s) for repairing the rub rail. What I could use to fill in these "V" tears. Then I could go back and paint the rub rail.
Any good ideas would be very appreciated.
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