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myback posted 08-15-2002 05:35 PM ET (US)   Profile for myback   Send Email to myback  
Does anyone know what inexpensive alternative can be used for a rub rail??
JBCornwell posted 08-15-2002 05:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Hi, Myback.

If you can be more specific I may be able to help.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

johnnywhaler posted 08-15-2002 08:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for johnnywhaler  Send Email to johnnywhaler     
how about some old tires....:)
AC posted 08-15-2002 08:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for AC  Send Email to AC     
johnnywhaler,
will "radials" work? Goodyear or Hoosier?
brads13ft62whaler posted 08-16-2002 01:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for brads13ft62whaler  Send Email to brads13ft62whaler     
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...
myback posted 08-16-2002 08:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for myback  Send Email to myback     
How about pvc pipe cut in half??
jimh posted 08-16-2002 09:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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.
Bigshot posted 08-16-2002 12:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
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
myback posted 08-16-2002 07:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for myback  Send Email to myback     
where can I get the montauk rub rail for $110
tully_mars posted 08-16-2002 08:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for tully_mars  Send Email to tully_mars     
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.

Tully Mars

buster1389 posted 08-17-2002 12:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for buster1389  Send Email to buster1389     
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.
dcace posted 08-17-2002 03:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for dcace  Send Email to dcace     
Escalator rail.
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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