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Taylor Made Gunwale Guards Customer Questions and Answers

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I am restoring a small dinghey salvaged from hurricane Sandy. It has mahogany gunwales and I am looking to put the canvas with foam rubber along the gunswales. I was told by a boatbuilder to use monel staples along the length and stainless seel screws with finish washers for the ends on the transom. Does this sound appropriate? Can I buy the length I need and not a whole 50' roll? Walt in Rowe MA.

Asked on 12/04/2015 by Walt Quist

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We used this gunwale guard on aluminium dinghy. It is exceptionally good, fixed as you describe

Answered on 12/05/2015 by JENNIFER COOTE
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I'd use bronze screws. Staples may be quicker to install but will pull out when you run into a dock. I don't know if you can buy exact length

Answered on 12/05/2015 by carol rice

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I'd use bronze screws. Staples may be quicker to install but will pull out when you run into a dock. I don't know if you can buy exact length

Answered on 12/05/2015 by carol rice

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The plan for the fastenings sounds fine. I believe the store sells custom cut lengths up to 50ft in 1-1/4" 3/4 round, and in 1-1/2" half round. I have some of the 3/4 round, totally unused, from a prior job. How much do you need? (I'm forbidden to send you my phone or email in this post.), BTW, peeling off the rubber from the canvas for the transom ends is facilitated by using acetone.

Answered on 12/04/2015 by WINTHROP BURR
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I am redoing Century boat and am looking for the black foam rubber to use under Vinyl for the combing 1 1/2 x 3/4 x 1/2 round?

Asked on 11/24/2014 by Dennis Fogg

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We used the Taylor made material. It is brilliant. Would recommend it

Answered on 11/25/2014 by JENNIFER COOTE
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The rubber in this product is soft, more like foam insulating hose. The fabric is alreading starting to fail after using it for 2 years

Answered on 11/29/2014 by DAVID WOOLSEY

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Thanks Winthrop. I am looking for just the foam So that we can cover with Vinyl If any one knows of a source please let me know . Thanks Dennis

Answered on 11/25/2014 by Dennis Fogg

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I"m not entirely sure what the question is, but the Taylor gunnel guard is black foam rubber covered with canvass, not vinyl. Good luck. Win B.

Answered on 11/24/2014 by WINTHROP BURR
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to terminate the guard...I need to remove the rubber and fold the canvas back under itself. is there an easy way to remove the rubber? it is really tough and solidly impregnated into the canvas.

Asked on 06/07/2014 by bud bidwell

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Sorry, I don't recall ending the bumper to be a problem. It seemed to apply quite easily and does a great job on my dinghy.

Answered on 06/09/2014 by CHRISTOPHER M HAYDEN
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it is ok to remove the rubber with a trimming knife, we did and it was fine. this is an excellent product, sturdy and strong.

Answered on 06/10/2014 by JENNIFER COOTE

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That's the hardest part. Acetone will dissolve the bond between the rubber and the fabric. Best wishes,

Answered on 06/08/2014 by WINTHROP BURR
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Do you have the half round? I see only the 3/4 round.

Asked on 04/08/2020 by Mike from Chelsea, VT

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Sorry, JD does not carry the half round.

Answered on 04/10/2020 by Paul
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Can I buy Gunwale Guard in 8 or 10 foot sections?

Asked on 03/12/2020 by Dan from Columbus Ohio

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The 3/4 round 1 1/2" is available by the foot. All other sizes are available in 50' lengths.

Answered on 03/16/2020 by Paul
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how do you determine the size to purchase?

Asked on 07/16/2016 by david welles

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Measure the diameter of what you are replacing and match that size and shape in the chart.

Answered on 03/08/2017 by
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I'm looking to install the Taylor Made Gunwale Guards on a Dyer Dingy. The wooden gunnel made of wood is about 1.5" on all three sides. What size and type (half or three-quarter) would you recommend? Thanks.

Asked on 07/03/2016 by Scot Arthur

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I'm sorry but I cannot answer your question. I only ordered the gunwhale my customer asked for and have no idea what his dinghy is like. Best of luck, Belinda

Answered on 07/05/2016 by BELINDA EMERSON
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how does this product attach?

Asked on 04/22/2015 by Undisclosed

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howe attached with aluminium rivets and washers to our first dinghy. we now have a new dinghy and plan to attach this lot with aluminium rivets that have a wide lip, so no need for the washers. either way, it works well and protects your boat and anything that comes alongside.

Answered on 04/23/2015 by JENNIFER COOTE
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What is the best method to attach the gunnel guard, i.e. do I screw down the bottom and wrap up? How tight?

Asked on 02/01/2015 by Edward Lyle Tripp

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I screwed in the top edge with bronze screws and wagers (also from JD). Them held it down and screwed in the bottom edge. Note that you can "tack" on place with a screw every 12-18" first and then oh back to finish up. Makes the final part fly by. Space screws about 6" apart and specially if underlying material is tho or weak, stagger the screw placement top then bottom then top. (So there is a screw every 3" inches 1 on top, 1 on bottom.

Answered on 02/01/2015 by carol rice
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How do most people attach the gunwale guards?

Asked on 05/01/2013 by walter lewis

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Stainless screws with finishing washers is normal method I have seen most... (actually only method I have ever seen on a boat)...On a dock I have seen it nailed with galvanized roofing nails.

Answered on 06/10/2013 by HL DeVore
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