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Rub Rail Installation
|Author||Topic: Rub Rail Installation|
posted 03-22-2000 08:38 PM ET (US)
I purchased a new vinyl rub rail from the Classic Whaler Owners' Association for my 1969 Nauset. Excerpts from an article in a earlier news letter are as follows:
> Railings contain plasticizers for flexibility which inhibit adhesion
So here is my problem, concern and question to the group. The rub rail when installed is the shape of an L but as its sits coiled, is bent over in the shape of a tight triangle. Putting black sticky goo in the rail and then trying to open it again to install on the boat sounds like a mess, especially when it says that the stuff sticks to everything. I have a snow white hull with a new snow white rail. I don't think I have the nerve to try this procedure. If the stuff was white, it would be a different story. When I removed the old rail that was on the boat 30 years, it actually pulled some of the old gell coat off with it and the color of the original adhesive was tan. Does anybody know what type of adhesive BW used on the original rail? Has anybody had any success with any other type of adhesive? If I don't get any other suggestions, I will have to take my chances and resort to the black sticky stuff but I don't feel confortable using black adhesive on a newly painted white hull. Any experience out there??
posted 03-25-2000 12:20 AM ET (US)
I would be concerned about using an adhesive that _could_ be removed, just in case you need to take the railing off again.
In light of that, I'd avoid 3M-5200.
See http://continuouswave.com/maintenance-logs/newDS/ for some comments on adhesives.
posted 04-07-2000 07:19 AM ET (US)
How do I get in touch wih the Classic Whaler Owners' Association? I too need a rub rail for the same boat.
posted 04-09-2000 01:56 PM ET (US)
Steve, I purchased 70 feet of the original style rail for a Nauset. I am not going to use it. If you are interested in purchasing it from me, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I paid $70 for it but will part with it for $50. Kurt
PS, See newsletter thread for URL address of classic whaler.
posted 04-09-2000 02:02 PM ET (US)
I see many older blue interior whalers with black rub rails. Are these after market or did whaler actually use black and white rub rails interchangeably. I even went so far as looking in old catalogs, pre 1970, and they also show black rub rails and white rub rails. Now I am confused. I'm leaning towards an after market black rail to get better protection but want to keep the classic look. Any thoughts?? Kurt
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