Old as Dirt!
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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Unfortunately, your profile does not indicate the boat you have. For most Cal's however, (you did say Jensen) you may be able to obtain replacement rub-rail material from Steve Seal at Seal's Spars and Rigging
. Steve worked for Jensen for years and has made a business out of providing replacement parts and materials for Cal's.
If the foregoing doesn't work for you, you might also get a few more years out of your old rub rail by giving it a good scrub to get down to un-oxidized rubber (it's there somewhere), wiping down the material thoroughly with acetone and then coating it with Nicrocote (contact Marineco through Marinco.com
/Brand/Nicro ). The material is designed to refurbish Nicro's white plastic cowl vents but it can be used on about any rubber/plastic so long as the prep's good.
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."
Last edited by svHyLyte; 03-13-2010 at 07:18 PM.
Reason: Correct typo