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Smallfrye posted 02-12-2002 10:26 AM ET (US)   Profile for Smallfrye   Send Email to Smallfrye  
Help me guys, my memory is fading.
Once upon a time, in the last 4 or 5 years, I was looking at new BW's. One boat on the showroom floor(maybe an Outrage) had a nice trim material along the lower edge of the gunwale. This covered the raw fiberglass edge and was very attractive.
This was not the common "U" shaped, off white trim seen on more "common" boats but a sculpted, soft looking material.
Can anyone identify this trim material ? My local Searay/BW dealer can't find it on his parts list(but didn't look very hard)
I would like to add this to a 22or I'm working on now.
Thanks for any help, Jim
Bigshot posted 02-12-2002 03:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Are you talking inside the boat. If so that is called a combing bolster and the Whaler ones are pleated with the logo on them...nicest bolsters I have ever seen. Probably the most expensive too.
Smallfrye posted 02-12-2002 09:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Smallfrye  Send Email to Smallfrye     
This material is only about 1/2" to 3/8" of soft plastic type material that trims the very edge of the gunwale on the interior. All other Whalers I know off leave this edge unprotected, and sharp. Several times I have taken off some skin while reaching for the gaff in the under gunwale rod holders, while trying to land a fish. Ouch !
Bigshot posted 02-13-2002 10:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Ok is it like a white or black trim that fits over the exposed glass like a door edge guard does on a car door? If so you can get that stuff anywhere. I used it to line the egde on my consoles so the exposed glass don't give me the itchies. it is like under $1 a foot.
Smallfrye posted 02-15-2002 11:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for Smallfrye  Send Email to Smallfrye     
I'm aware of the common garden variety, the trim in the whaler was a much higher grade product.

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