Toe rail cap - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-13-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 8,703
Thanks: 10
Thanked 116 Times in 110 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Minnewaska will become famous soon enough Minnewaska will become famous soon enough
Toe rail cap

I've seen boats with a nice brass or stainless cap on their toe rail beneath the life gate. It's a great idea. We removed the varnish from the toe rail last season and liked the look, not to mention the reduced maintenance.

However, the toe rail is stepped on and is getting dirty and even minorly worn. I can't think of a practical way of having a custom stainless cap made.

Any ideas of a method to protect it?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 01-13-2013
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,604
Thanks: 67
Thanked 178 Times in 174 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Re: Toe rail cap

Have you seen this stuff?? Used as chafe guards on coamings and cabinsides etc.

Wear and Tear Pads | Self Adhesive Stainless Steel | Fiberglass Protection..

I've also seen clear non-skid self adhesive tapes too.
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 01-13-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 8,703
Thanks: 10
Thanked 116 Times in 110 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Minnewaska will become famous soon enough Minnewaska will become famous soon enough
Re: Toe rail cap

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Have you seen this stuff?? Used as chafe guards on coamings and cabinsides etc.

Wear and Tear Pads | Self Adhesive Stainless Steel | Fiberglass Protection..

I've also seen clear non-skid self adhesive tapes too.
Cool stuff. If it came in larger pieces, it may have been the trick. The life gate opening must be two feet wide and I would like to cover as much of it as possible. Even 14"-18" would probably do the trick.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 01-13-2013
poopdeckpappy's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 5,543
Thanks: 23
Thanked 38 Times in 32 Posts
Rep Power: 10
poopdeckpappy has a spectacular aura about poopdeckpappy has a spectacular aura about
Re: Toe rail cap

I've done a couple boats ( step/wear pads ) where I use fineline tape, system 3 clear epoxy and fine silica sand.

Looks pretty dang good with and without a varnished caprail
__________________
1978 Tayana 37

Freedom comes when youíre ready to sail away. True freedom comes when you donít have to return


Cut off from the land that bore us, betrayed by the land we find, where the brightest have gone before us and the dullest remain behind, .......but stand to your glasses, steady,.......tis all we have left to prize, raise a cup to the dead already, hurrah for the next that dies
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 01-15-2013
Classic30's Avatar
Once known as Hartley18
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 4,436
Thanks: 25
Thanked 35 Times in 35 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Classic30 will become famous soon enough Classic30 will become famous soon enough
Re: Toe rail cap

Quote:
Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
I've seen boats with a nice brass or stainless cap on their toe rail beneath the life gate. It's a great idea. We removed the varnish from the toe rail last season and liked the look, not to mention the reduced maintenance.

However, the toe rail is stepped on and is getting dirty and even minorly worn. I can't think of a practical way of having a custom stainless cap made.

Any ideas of a method to protect it?
The brass stuff you've seen on older () boats is usually just flat-bar cut to length with the sharp edges filed off and a screw each end to hold it on. It's sold in hardware stores for stair-tread protection and comes in standard lengths you cut down with a hacksaw.

I'm sure you could do the same with stainless, but highly-polished stainless would show scratches more readily - from people stepping on it from the dock with bits of gravel in the soles of their shoes..

If you've bare timber, go with the brass. Unless polished up, it'll go green eventually but will protect your toe rail forever. ..it's also good for dock-line chafe protection:


(with apologies for the crummy photo - taken for other reasons)
SloopJonB likes this.
__________________
-
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"

Last edited by Classic30; 01-15-2013 at 08:56 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 01-15-2013
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,604
Thanks: 67
Thanked 178 Times in 174 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Re: Toe rail cap

Quote:
Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Cool stuff. If it came in larger pieces, it may have been the trick. The life gate opening must be two feet wide and I would like to cover as much of it as possible. Even 14"-18" would probably do the trick.
Worth a call to the manufacturer to see if they'll custom cut??
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 01-15-2013
chucklesR's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
Posts: 5,958
Thanks: 10
Thanked 30 Times in 30 Posts
Rep Power: 9
chucklesR is a jewel in the rough chucklesR is a jewel in the rough chucklesR is a jewel in the rough
Re: Toe rail cap

There is, in my opinion, only one way to do it -
__________________
Lessons learned are opportunities earned.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 01-16-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 8,703
Thanks: 10
Thanked 116 Times in 110 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Minnewaska will become famous soon enough Minnewaska will become famous soon enough
Re: Toe rail cap

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hartley18 View Post
The brass stuff you've seen on older () boats is usually just flat-bar cut to length with the sharp edges filed off and a screw each end to hold it on......
Thanks for the pic. Unfortunately, the toe rail is convex, so the tread needs to be curved along its length.

I also have chafe protection, but they are only about a half inch wide and a foot long and sit atop the toe rail's highest point. I've thought about putting a few of them parallel to each other, where the foot tread needs to be, but think it may look bad.

The idea of a tread came to me because a friends has a Taswell will a gorgeous brass thread at the lifegate, but its OEM.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 01-16-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 8,703
Thanks: 10
Thanked 116 Times in 110 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Minnewaska will become famous soon enough Minnewaska will become famous soon enough
Re: Toe rail cap

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Worth a call to the manufacturer to see if they'll custom cut??
Good idea. I sent them a note to find out. Looks like they are in England.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 01-16-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 8,703
Thanks: 10
Thanked 116 Times in 110 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Minnewaska will become famous soon enough Minnewaska will become famous soon enough
Re: Toe rail cap

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Worth a call to the manufacturer to see if they'll custom cut??
Sent an email this morning and they replied as soon as I assume they arrive in the office in UK. I'm always very impressed by that kind of responsiveness to a potential client. Highly recommend dealing with this company for that reason.

However, while they could custom cut, their applique won't adhere to teak, it requires gelcoat.

Still searching for a solution.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


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
rub rail ncsc Cal 14 09-22-2009 05:15 PM
Rebedding Mahogany Toe Rail & Rub Rail Finallybuyingaboat Gear & Maintenance 3 03-15-2009 09:28 AM
New Toe Rail Bermuda30 Gear & Maintenance 1 08-14-2008 06:36 PM
Rub rail brak Gear & Maintenance 4 05-06-2008 03:33 PM
S-2 Rub Rail Hymie Gear & Maintenance 1 10-27-2004 08:44 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:15 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

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