How do you remove a rub rail insert?
If your old rub rail has a stiffening strip, remove that as well. Remove the insert by using a screw driver to pry out the insert from the profile. Pull the insert out of the rub rail, starting at the back and making your way forward. Next, remove the screws or rivets that attach the rub rail to the hull.
How do you measure a boat rub rail?
With the universal nature of the boating industry, the best way to figure out which rub rail insert will fit your boat is pull a portion of the insert out of the rail. Then you will measure the height and width of the seal. The height is from top to bottom, and the width is from left to right.
What is the rubber strip around a boat called?
Fiberglass boat gunwales are surrounded by metal and aluminum protection variously called a “bang rail” or a “rub rail.” Its obvious purpose is to absorb the impact of close encounters with dock pilings. A less obvious purpose is to cover the joint between the hull and deck.
What is a Rubrail?
Definition of rub rail : a metal rail to protect against rubbing: such as. a : a projecting steel or aluminum strip that protects a truck or bus body against damage by gliding contact. b : a brass rail on a boat to take wear of the lines.
How do you stretch a rub rail on a boat?
We found that fastening the Rub Rail on either side of the bow and then gentling stretching each side toward the stern, then anchoring to the stern, can help ensure the Rub Rail is tight to the gunnel cap. Once the Rub Rail is anchored at the stern on either side, gently stretch it over the cap and secure it in place.
Whats a rub rail?
As the name implies, a trailer’s rub rails are designed to “rub” against other objects (walls, highway barricades, etc.), absorb the impact, and protect the trailer from damage. Perhaps more importantly, they’re also designed to protect the chains, straps, and ropes commonly used to secure cargo on the trailer.
How much is a rub rail?
Our convenient all-in-one Rub Rail Replacement Kits are affordable. At TACO, our Rub Rail Replacement Kits start as low as $229.99. Additionally, many of our retail partners offer excellent and affordable prices on TACO Rub Rail Replacement Kits.
What is the width of a boat rub rail?
The most commons widths in both stainless boat rub rail inserts and vinyl boat rub rail inserts range from 1/2″ to 1 1/2″. Once the boat rub rail is applied to your boat, the boat rub rail insert slides into the pre-molded track of the boat rub rail. The boat rub rail insert is then capped on the ends.
How does a boat rub rail insert work?
Once the boat rub rail is applied to your boat, the boat rub rail insert slides into the pre-molded track of the boat rub rail. The boat rub rail insert is then capped on the ends.
Why choose Taco marine rub rail?
At TACO Marine, our Rub Rail is manufactured from the highest-quality stainless-steel, aluminum and vinyl compounds, including prime virgin resins, UV inhibitors, plasticizers, fungicides, impact modifiers and other additives to ensure outstanding weatherability and performance for years to come.