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Old 22-04-2019, 11:50   #1
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Cap rail covers

Am new to this forum. Forgive me if this is a redundant post. I donít seem to see other posts that addresses this issue. Would like to avoid putting snaps into the fiberglass and canvas. Iíve read that pvc cut in 1 inch sections and notched will hold the canvas down fairly well. Other considerations are weight on each side of the Cap rail sewn into the canvas. Has anybody tried metal clips? Or any other types of materials to hold the canvas to the rail? Thanks.
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Old 27-04-2019, 18:18   #2
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My toe rails are trapezoidal, narrower at top. Have not tried PVC pipe. I use spring clamps from Harbor Freight. About a buck fifty each, keep them on a ply carrier when not in place. I keep a few extras aboard as one is occasionally lost. Occasional squirt of WD40 keeps the springs working in spite of rust.
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Old 27-04-2019, 19:35   #3
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Re: Cap rail covers

Without seeing your toe rails it is difficult to know exactly what will work for you in regards to securing covers over them.

I made my toe rail covers using the same design as we used at The Ship's Tailor in Deltaville when I worked there. I placed pencil zincs (which can be purchased at most fishing shops) inside the facing every 12 inches along the deck side of the cover then used leech line ties at each stanchion. On the hull side of the covers I needed it to extend over the teak rubstrake, so was able to use snaps on the underside of the rubstrake to secure it. If you don't need the extra length, then pencil zincs work well on the outside. When we lived on the Chesapeake, I used small Sunbrella bags loaded with sand (inside a sandwich bag) that clipped onto grommets placed along the hem.

Hope this helps. Cheers, Katherine
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Old 28-04-2019, 04:11   #4
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Looks nice. Mine is just Sunbrella strips, not even hemmed.
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Re: Cap rail covers

I use this on my cap rail every summer in the tropics:

https://www.uline.com/Product/Detail...-6-x-600-White

I remove it in October. I only have to varnish every 3 years.

Iíve heard that applying Permanon at full strength over varnish will protect it for several years, but I havenít tried it yet.
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Re: Cap rail covers

Decided to try 4" PVC cut into 3 inch length with one cut. I tried small pieces but they didn't have much strength. Primed and painted black to sort of go with a dark canvas. Also, the canvas was cut to wrap around the stanchion and velco together. I will put the PVC between each Stanchion. Thanks for the suggestions. I'll post pics when I return from our next cruise.
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Re: Cap rail covers

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I use this on my cap rail every summer in the tropics:

https://www.uline.com/Product/Detail...-6-x-600-White

I remove it in October. I only have to varnish every 3 years.

Iíve heard that applying Permanon at full strength over varnish will protect it for several years, but I havenít tried it yet.

I also store my boat in the summer sun in the tropics, which requires revarnishing annually or a cover of some sort. I ordered some of the uline tape. I will also try it on the rub rail of my Crealock 34. I use Cetol light and gloss, and need to varnish annually, which gets old, though the appearance is great.
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