replacing my rubrail - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
Old 05-30-2002
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Sailmale is on a distinguished road
replacing my rubrail

I''m replacing the original rubrail on my 1976 Morgan IO. The original stuff is in the form of a "U", is made from black, flexible rubber and fits snuggly over a 3/4" by 1 1/2" flange formed where the deck joins the hull.

I have found only ONE supplier of this exact rubrail, a guy in FLA who wants $14 a foot for the stuff, which would total about $1000 to re-do the entire boat...OUCH!

As an alternative I have looked into metal channeling.

I have found a local supplier of aluminum channeling, and while the channeling is not a perfect fit, is certainly close enough. It comes in 16'' sections, so I can bend it enough along the side of the hull, and it would only cost about $175 to do the entire boat. The apparent downside is that the marina folks tell me that exposure to the Chesapeake Bay waters in and around Annapolis will soon cause the aluminum to pit.

Their response has prompted me to look for stainless steel channeling that would not cost and arm and a leg and would be flexible enough...but I have not been able to locate a supplier of this stuff.

My questions:

1) Does anyone know of a less pricey source for the flexible rubber version?

2) If I go the aluminum route, will, in fact, the stuff pit, and if so, how soon and how badly? And is there anything I could do to prevent or greatly retard that pitting process?

3) Does anyone know of a source for stainless steel aluminum channeling that would not cost an arm and leg and would be flexible enough?

Of course, any thought/suggestions on my project are certainly welcome.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
replacing fuel tanks newby1018 General Discussion (sailing related) 0 05-01-2004 11:40 AM
Replacing a headliner bayme Gear & Maintenance 6 02-13-2003 05:56 AM
replacing deck non-skid gto2 Gear & Maintenance 4 08-22-2002 04:47 PM
Rubrail for Cal 34 MK III ethornton Gear & Maintenance 0 05-03-2002 08:58 AM
Rubrail for my Morgan 28 OI Sailmale Gear & Maintenance 3 02-12-2002 12:36 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:59 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.