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alternative rub rail
|Author||Topic: alternative rub rail|
posted 08-15-2002 05:35 PM ET (US)
Does anyone know what inexpensive alternative can be used for a rub rail??
posted 08-15-2002 05:42 PM ET (US)
If you can be more specific I may be able to help.
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posted 08-15-2002 08:27 PM ET (US)
how about some old tires....:)
posted 08-15-2002 08:30 PM ET (US)
will "radials" work? Goodyear or Hoosier?
posted 08-16-2002 01:27 AM ET (US)
Not that I'm recommending this, but I work part time at a bike shop, and I suppose some road bike tires (the thin ones Lance Armstrong is famous for) would work if you didn't mind that they'd only be about 5 feet long...
posted 08-16-2002 08:57 AM ET (US)
How about pvc pipe cut in half??
posted 08-16-2002 09:52 AM ET (US)
I didn't realize the original OEM part was so expensive that people would be looking for alternatives. It can't cost that much to just get the real thing.
posted 08-16-2002 12:48 PM ET (US)
You can get free firehose from your local VFD but considering an OEM rubrail for a montauk is only $110 delivered.....I agree with Jimh
posted 08-16-2002 07:26 PM ET (US)
where can I get the montauk rub rail for $110
posted 08-16-2002 08:12 PM ET (US)
Twin Cities Marine. They are great and I just got mine for my Montauk and it was at the prices above. Great people there too.
posted 08-17-2002 12:42 PM ET (US)
The truth to this question is that the most popular alternative rub rail is made by a company named taco. This rail is about 30% more expensive than the original part.
posted 08-17-2002 03:01 PM ET (US)
Old family friends bid on a 17 whaler at a government auction and was very suprised to have had the winning bid.
When they picked it up it was underneath the dock, covered with barnacles. They scraped off the barnacles, cleaned up the boat and put on the rubber hand rail from an escalator for the rub rail. That was 20 years ago, last I head it is still on the boat.
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