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Re: Hard dinghy rubrail ideas?

I thought of drilling some holes through the outer edge of the gunwall so I could tie something in place (swimming pool spaghetti!), but perhaps I could tie a length of thick rope around the dinghy. Still, I was hoping for a miracle solution: cheap, easily available here and nice looking!

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We used the standard 8' length of split 1" foam pipe insulation. It actually stays on pretty well, and comes off easily if you want to go rowing and you find it's in the way... available at any hardware/plumbing outfit usually. The larger stuff may be easier to find at an industrial supplier.


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Re: Hard dinghy rubrail ideas?

Originally Posted by copacabana View Post
Tom, I like the look of that rubrail. Thanks for the idea and the photo. What kind of application exactly is the "canvass foam" manufactured for? Where would I begin looking for such a product? I fear my shopping here will be somewhat limited.

Group9, thank you as well for the suggestion.
I'm sorry, I didn't notice you are in Brazil! It's a common item here on the coast of Maine. It is expensive, if you can find something that works, I don't blame you.

I buy it right in town. It often goes on sale, here's the listing at our local store and catalog.

Gunwale Guard Dacron/Foam 3/4Rnd Roll=200'Plt=1000'

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Re: Hard dinghy rubrail ideas?

I covered foam pool noodles with Sunbrella fabric, attaching the fabric to the noodles with contact cement. The split noodles slip over the gunwales of my El Toro dinghy and are kept from slipping off with contact cement.

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