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07-26-2016 11:10 AM
Re: Rub Rail Replacement

Suggest you contact D&R Marine, Assonet Ma., - ask for 'Rudy' for availability of replacement Pearson parts, etc. such as the rub rail for your P28-2
D&R bought up most all of Pearson's (& O'day's) remaining parts when they closed.
07-26-2016 05:25 AM
Re: Rub Rail Replacement

My old vessel, a Presto 36 has no rubrail but solid 6 inch wide bulwarks and a 2x8 covering board which is beginning to lose its finish. The covering board, the coach top handrails and woodwork associated with the companionway slides all need attention that I am reluctant the give. I intend to use a synthetic(plastic) material such as Plasteak or Plastic-tek to eliminate such tiresome refinishing jobs in the future. These materials are not cheap but the intense solar radiation here in GA. destroys exposed wood finishes post haste. I intend to purchase a "plug cutter" to produce my own fastener hiding, "wood" plugs. At one of our local marinas there is a boat with just this type of plastic wood replacement components and its looks are quite presentable.
07-26-2016 12:34 AM
Christian Williams
Re: Rub Rail Replacement

Here's an example of an aluminum rubrail from Taco:

Ericson 32-3 Aluminum Rub Rail Replacement - Blogs - EY.o Information Exchange
07-25-2016 09:15 PM
Re: Rub Rail Replacement

When it's time to replace my rub rail on my Morgan 33 OI, I will use 2-inch aluminum channel. The original is 2-inch hard rubber, which is brittle as glass at this point, and the cost of replacement parts alone is just under $3,000 ($30 per foot). The aluminum is a lot less expensive, wears better and doesn't get brittle.

07-25-2016 07:52 PM
Re: Rub Rail Replacement

I need to replace part of my iron bark rub rail on my Vancover 25 sail boat, anyone know where I could find any of that?
01-18-2012 03:49 PM
sawingknots wow,now i'm envious cold and all,the marinas in tenn. are almost as bad [price/service]as south coastal,no doubt the result of too many boats/too few marinas
01-18-2012 11:32 AM
Squidd Season is very short... Then I'm going to Lake superior which stays on the cold side year round...But that's OK it's a beautiful place...

Plan is to haul up in spring (after hull painting) and have mast stepped once by crane at marina...They have a decent depth landing for largish boats and rent dry space for leaving on the trailer during the week...transient slips (for the weekend) are cheap and if you call ahead they will launch your boat for you and have it tied to pier.... same with pull and park if your coming in late and have to run..

End of season drop the mast and bring 'er home...

Washburn Marina [Trailered Boats]
01-18-2012 08:59 AM
sawingknots i love wood too,i ran/operated a sawmill for over thirty years,but its disheartening to spend a lot of time fabricating,installing and meticulessly finishing wood work on a boat only to watch it deteriate after only a short time.btw do will you be loading your py at a ramp?what are your plans about stepping/unstepping the mast?i lived in wis. many years ago,your boating season is quite short huh
01-17-2012 10:57 PM
Squidd I hear that... but I'm an old carpenter living in a log the great northwoods....

I'm kinda partial to wood and wood working...

Besides, I can put mine on a trailer, haul it home and put it in the barn to work on it during the long cold winters...
01-17-2012 10:37 PM
sawingknots i'm not positive about the $200 but i'd rather not have anymore wood topside to keep refinishing than necessary,wood looks really good for one maybe two years,the handrail, tiller and hatch way frame is plenty,if my handrail wasn't in good shape i'd replace it with stainless
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