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Old 10-05-2013, 06:42   #1
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Plastic Rubrail

I once had a small sailboat that had a thin black plastic rubrail fastened around the gunwale. About 5/8 or 3/4 inch wide, and at most 1/8 inch thick.. Not what you would call half round, but more like the hollow back ss rubrail strips.

If I could find it, it would work well on a boat I'm building. More as a protective surface for the wooden rubrail.

Does anyone know of a source for something like this? I've found something close, but it has a flat on the bottom edge that I'd rather not have.
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I once had a small sailboat that had a thin black plastic rubrail fastened around the gunwale. About 5/8 or 3/4 inch wide, and at most 1/8 inch thick.. Not what you would call half round, but more like the hollow back ss rubrail strips.

If I could find it, it would work well on a boat I'm building. More as a protective surface for the wooden rubrail.

Does anyone know of a source for something like this? I've found something close, but it has a flat on the bottom edge that I'd rather not have.



Try Taco rails.



Taco Metals Marine Products
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Thanks, but everything I've seen there is too large.
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Iím surprised Taco doesnít have something suitable.

Try ➥ RUBRAIL

Or ➥ RubRails.com - Your online source for rub rails, bilge supplies, boat cleaning supplies, and other boating accessories
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Me too, our Taco catalog is huge, they have hundreds of different rail profiles. Maybe thousands.
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Hello, most large metropolitan areas have a plastics fabrication, manufacturing business. They supply plastic sheet which can be formed just like wood, ie they can router the strip to any shape..black plastic hdpe is only about 2.00/lb. Even if you find the right thickness sheet the worst case scenario is that a kitchen cabinet maker joiner could cut/router it.
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Most rubrails are much larger than what I'm looking for.
There is one on these links that I'll look into.
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