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Rub Rails

I recently rescued an abonded boat from a neighbors back yard, in Arizona. So far it looks like the major task is going to be replacing the rub rail. Anyone ever done it on their own and have any suggestions?
Probably the first of many posts on this boat.

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Are the rub rails wood or aluminum and rubber?

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I''ve got to say that it''s surprising that a subject like rubrails would be the major task in rescuing an abandoned boat! Perhaps you meant: "the first major task of many" or "the first major task of many that I don''t yet recognize..."

Just trying to help - good luck!
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Most likely it''s the first of many, but I did a Santana 21 a few years ago that I sail and love.
The rub rails are rubber, well, at least they were at one point in time.

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Replacing rubber rub rails is not all that difficult. There are dozens of rubber profiles out there. The hard part is finding the right profile to fit your situation. One trick with installing a rubber rub rail is to attach the rail at the bow or stern and then use a ''come along'' at the other end to stretch the rail lengthwise. There seems to be several general styles of rubrail but the two most common are a ''U''shaped channel that goes over an outward facing flange, and the other is a curved rubber piece that snaps into an aluminum track. Both types comes in all kinds of shapes and colors and sizes.

I am not sure that they would have it but I would try McMaster-Carr. Http://www.mcmaster.com/

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Gently heating the rubber insert, especially at the "corners" helps getting a nice tight fit.
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Also try Hamilton Marine
www.hamiltonmarine.com
They''re out marine outfitter here in Maine and they have TONS of rubrail profiles.

Good luck,
Stacey
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Andy,
I know of two pieces of black rubber rub rail in a consignment shop. They are 40 feet each and were meant to be used on a Morgan 01 36''.
They are asking $600.00 for the pair.
727 823 4800
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TACO Marine is one manufacturer. Getting the Hamilton Marine catalogue is a good idea.
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