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ncsc 04-24-2006 10:11 AM

rub rail
Has anyone had any experience replacing the rub rail on a cal 34, or any cal, with something other than the factory rubber one? How expensive would it be to just finish the hull and deck joint?

Irishrover7 03-08-2007 10:41 PM

I am in need of the same thing on my Cal 34.
Did you have any luck yet?

Irishrover7 03-08-2007 10:43 PM

I have another question, where do you get the new stock rub rail material?

cavah 03-15-2007 07:57 AM

Seal's Spars & Rigging, Google it, they have rub rail for most cal's.....
Good Luck !

sritz 06-06-2007 11:01 PM

Replacing Cal rub rail
I have replaced the rub rail on my Cal 30. Try to do it on a warm day -- the rubber is much more flexible. I got it from D&R Marine. It took about 3 hours.

USCGRET1990 06-07-2007 10:19 AM


Originally Posted by ncsc
How expensive would it be to just finish the hull and deck joint?

A rub rail is there to take the beating instead of your hull and/or deck.
Be best to keep one. I have seen long strips of oak used to be more pleasing to the eye yet durable.

saltybob2 03-11-2008 09:54 AM

I just ordered a new rub rail for my 1978 Cal 34 from Seals Spars and Rigging.
Was $415, incl shipping from California to Oregon. He knows the topic.

cal30 08-11-2008 07:27 PM

New rub rail
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Howzit Cal sailors,
Just finished installing new rub rail on Cal27. Now just need to pull the tape on the waterline and add bootstripe,and we'll be done . Steve at Seals and Spars knows his business and helped out with the install instructions over the phone. Shipping to Hawaii was steep($90.00!), but we needed to change it out. Thanks to whoever(Salty Bob) mentioned Steve and his business. I second the recommendation. Good sailing.
Aloha ka'kou,

SiroccoMD 06-07-2009 07:50 PM

The pictures are nice but how is the rubrail attached? Is it "snapon" or Steve Seal's replica of Cal's rigid vinyl exrusion typically screwed to the hull/deck joint?

cal30 06-09-2009 03:02 AM

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Hey Scirocco,
Yes, they are screwed into the flange (hull/deck) joint. Steve will tell you how to do it. I recommend usung 1 " screws instead of 3/4, and washers. We put ours into the top, giving it the more heavy duty look. Maybe you can see it in this pic. Good luck.

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