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    TACO Rigid Rub Rail

    Taco Rigid Vinyl Rub Rail accepts flexible vinyl inserts. Rub rails protect gunwales while adding a...

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    Price: $67.84 to $76.69
  • Tessilmare Radial Rub Rail End Caps

    Tessilmare Radial Rub Rail End Caps

    Tessilmare End Caps are specifically designed to to fit on the ends of each long section of rub...

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  • Taylor Made Gunwale Guards

    Taylor Made Gunwale Guards

    Taylor Made Gunwale Guards protect boats, docks, platforms, dock facings, boat trailers, swim...

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  • Beckson Trim-Mate Vinyl Trim

    Beckson Trim-Mate Vinyl Trim

    Self-locking Beckson Trim-Mate vinyl trim requires no rivets or adhesive. Just snap it on and it...

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  • TACO Nylon Rub Rail End Cap

    TACO Nylon Rub Rail End Cap

    TACO Marine nylon rub rail end cap holds rub rail ends securely in place. 5-year warranty. Sold in...

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  • TACO Flat Back Aluminum Moulding Rub Rail

    TACO Flat Back Aluminum Moulding Rub Rail

    These mouldings are drilled and countersunk on 6 inch centers. This product can be used for both...

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    Price: $85.10 to $141.85
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    TACO Metals Aluminum Rub Rails

    Taco Metals Aluminum Rub Rails are designed for easy tight radius bending as well as providing...

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    TACO Metals Aluminum Trim Molding

    Taco half oval aluminum trim moldings can be used in various locations such as cockpits,...

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  • TACO Metals Pre-Drilled Aluminum Rub Rails

    TACO Metals Pre-Drilled Aluminum Rub Rails

    Pre-Drilled Aluminum Rub Rails from TACO Marine provide strength and protection, as well as easy...

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Rub Rails

Rub rail is the term commonly used for solid type rail guards, and they serve a dual function on any boat. Primarily, the rub rail offers a fendering surface on the outermost edge of the gunwale, saving structural surfaces and finishes from impact damage. Secondly, rub rails provide aesthetic accent to contour lines on the boat. Most rub rails are positioned along the deck to hull joint of the boat, as this is a crucial seam on the vessel, and a point of vulnerability. Since gunwale guards experience high wear, it is occasionally replaced as needed or during refinishing projects. Many manufacturers like Taco offer direct OEM replacements for popular boat models. Replacement is a 2 person procedure, and can be easily accomplished with a little guidance. Jamestown Distributors has an excellent instructional video series on this website to help you through the rub rail installation process. Find it by clicking on our Video tab.

Several types of rub rails are available pre-fabricated, such as the following: rigid vinyl, semi-rigid vinyl, flexible vinyl, aluminum and stainless steel. Most rails have final finish pieces like inserts, overlays and end caps. Or you can design your own attractive custom rail with half round and flat stock capped onto wood molding. Quality rub rails will incorporate key features. Attributes like high grade vinyl, UV inhibitors, plasticizers, fungicides, impact modifiers and additives to increase weather resistance.

Fabric Gunwale Guards

Most folks refer to the softer cushioning type of edging as gunwale guards. Canvas type gunwale guards are a great finish for traditional boats and dinghies. In appearance it resembles fire hose, but has a foam backing that adds excellent cushion. Gunwale guards also make excellent protection for dock edges, platforms, pilings or anywhere it's needed. Modern fabric gunwale guards are backed by a spongy rubber foam that doesn't hold water and stands up to the marine environment. Fabric is tenaciously bonded to the foam backing cushion, typically a polyester fabric resistant to chemicals and staining and also cleans easily. The guard is either half round for flat surfaces or 3/4 round for laying over rails and thinner gunwale edges. Expected lifespan for quality gunwale guards is 8 seasons or better under average usage.

Flex Trim and Vinyl Trim

Flexible vinyl or plastic trimming is a simple trim solution for hard edges. It neatly caps over edges on plexiglass, fiberglass, metal or glass. This is a commonly used edging around access hatches, anchor lockers and such. It offers the benefits of quick installation and easy finish.

Keelguard

Keelguard is a sacrificial strip adhered to the keel line of boats. It protects the keel of beached boats from sand and stone abrasion, the type of minor damage which will compromise gelcoat and lead to more complicated damage. The concept is similar to sacrificial strips used on dinghies and rowboats which are dragged up a beach or dock. Many boaters adhere or fasten thin strips of wood or starboard for the boat to ride upon while dragging over ground.



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