Brass Solid Back Half Oval Trim features solid brass construction. Not pre-drilled.
Sold in 6' and 12' lengths only. 3/8" and 1/2" brass half oval can be rolled and packaged for UPS shipment. 12 ft continuous lengths of 5/8" and larger widths must be shipped motor freight.
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Width x Length
3/8 in. x 6 ft.
1/2 in. x 6 ft.
1/2 in. x 12 ft.
5/8 in. x 6 ft.
5/8 in. x 12 ft.
3/4 in. x 6 ft.
3/4 in. x 12 ft.
1 in. x 6 ft.
1 in. x 12 ft.
1-1/4 in. x 6 ft.
1-1/4 in. x 12 ft.
1-1/2 in. x 6 ft.
Should I use brass screws only, or can I use bronze screws?
The brass screws will match the trim, bronze will be more brown.
JD Tech Team
How thick is the one inch wide rail?
Hi Andrew, the 1" half oval is roughly .264" thick from my measurement.
JD Tech Associate
The product description is very clear that it is not pre-drilled. I do not have a machine shop where precise center of round will be easy to (or possible) to drill for use. Is there a pre-drilled version available in 12-14' lengths. I am replacing a brass skeg along keel of a rowing boat that has fractured at the screws holes over the round forward bend. I don't believe it can be braised or mended to use.
Currently we do not have those lengths pre-drilled.
I need to know the thickness of the 1.25" wide half oval. Though you do not have a piece that you can measure I assume someone knows the supplier and how to contact them. If this can be had 0.25" thick I will order some. I cannot order it without this critical bit of information. Can someone find this information out?
The 1.25" half oval is .312" x 12' or 6' long.
is it ore drilled ?
The solid brass half oval was not drilled.. we drilled to suit. Chrome plated before installed.
It is not pre-drilled.
I assume you meant to write: "Is it pre-drilled".The answer is no. My recommendation is to bend the brass into the needed shape then drill it because if you pre-drilled it (or if it came pre-drilled), the brass would probably break at one of the drilled hole. I used it on my spray rails and it works/looks great.
do you see any holes? No
No, you will need a drill press. Be careful not to bend the trim while drilling.
does the 1 1/2" rub railing come in 12ft lengths?
Sorry, only 6' length.
does this come with pre drilled holes?
No it didn't come with drilled holes.I learned the hard way..... Bend the piece to where you are going to put it.... and then drill the holes.I made the mistake of drilling all the holes... but in the area where there was a large turn, the trim accidentally broke, due to the stress...Good luck! Great product....
Mark Alan Lovewell
No. You want to drill and countersink your own to match the configuration of the bumber line.
G KERE KEMP
No. You need to center punch your holes. It is hard to punch them exactly on a curved surface, so next time I would use a pre drilled guide over the brass to center each hole exactly. Even though they are in a place where you don't notice irregularities, it's a good policy to make everything as uniform and mechanical as possible.Spoken by a retired Plumber.
There are no pre drilled holes on this one.
No, you must drill your own holes. Start with a punch and put a starting nick in the brass. The drill will stay in that place and not slide off. I found that slow drill speeds on my hand power drill worked best.
No, we drilled and counter sunk ourselves Ken Crast
what I ordered didn't ,so u will need to make a jig to hold the stock and a drill press,I made a small set with a punch as well good luck
Thickness of half oval? Everyone knows that half round is half as thick as it is wide (by definition). What is the thickness of one-inch half oval, for instance.
I just installed a replacement section on my boat. The thickness is approximately Â¥Ã‹_Â¥Ã‹__ inch.
I bought 1/2" half oval. It is about 1/12" thick, practically flat on one side, and oval on the other.
It's on the bottom of my boat which is in the water but I would estimate it to be around 3/16"
Greetings Tom, A common misconception of "half oval" as it is not one-half as thick as wide. In example, I selected five-eighths inch half oval which is three-sixteenths inch thick. Any greater thickness would make it difficult to shape as in gunnel-edge-molding, particularly where it needs to me malleable for vertical shaping. I drilled for #4x3/4 brass oval head slotted wood screws at 6 inch spacing with great success. Caution: Use a drill press, pilot hole, then a proper #4 counter-bore bit. Careful, it tended to "bite", and you must properly support both ends of the six foot sections. Enjoy and Safe Working. BG
WILLIAM J. GRIEWE
Sorry, but can't give an answer as I am in NJ now and the oval brass is in Florida. Obviously it is less than the half round trim.
Are there any pre-drilled options?
I've never seen any available. Drilling and counter sinking is not hard on this product. You must use a punch and hammer to get the hole started. I found that slow speeds work best when drilling. A regular counter sink bit does the job.
No longer pre drilled?
Good product be careful when drilling.
I drilled mounting holes every six inches to allow secure attachment on the curved gunnels. I used #4x1/2" oval head bronze screws. Solid attachment. Caution: Use a #4 Recess Bit to drill the counter-bores. I tried a 1/4" Twist Drill Bit, but because of the oval shape, the bit grabbed and tore completely through. Proper tool story. Use a drill press for appropriate control. Finis/Fit the butt ends with a fine file and 220 grit sanding disk. Great material, but use 600 grit wet/dry paper to remove the factory lacquer and polish with a soap Brillo Pad, nice shine. Then spray with Rustoleum Clear Enamel to prevent tarnish, and install. Carefully, you'll be happy with your task, worth the cost.
WILLIAM J. GRIEWE
It is not pre-drilled. This allows you to determine the spacing appropriate to your needs. I am installing 1/2" oval trim on the bow of a CLC Skerry now. It drills and countersinks relatively easily. I practiced on one end first. That turned out be to a wise move, just to get the process down. I use a drill press with clamps.
I purchased in November 2014 and it is not pre-drilled. You need to go with the stainless steel half oval to get the pre-drilled holes.
Not drilled, you will need a drill press to drill and to countersink it. Bends easily, so put a board over the drill press hole when drilling or you will cause it to get "wavy" and will not get flat against the surface to which you wish to attach it. Be careful to drill holes dead center. Use round head screws, maybe #6 or #8. A great product that I was unable to source elsewhere.
Exactly what I needed for the skeg on my old dinghy.
I'm restoring a 1962 Dyer Dhow 7'11" dinghy, and replaced the skeg with a nice piece of white oak. I wanted to protect it further from being dragged up on a beach. This was the perfect size. I only needed about 18" of it but have plenty left for other projects.
Beautiful and easy to work with
Was thrilled how quickly I got my order. Brass was easy to cut, drill, and polish. Used it as chafe guard on teak toe rail of my Cape Dory 30. Highly recommend the product.
Poorly packaged for shipping.
I spent considerable time trying to straighten a badly bent product. The box it was shipped in folded during shipment and put some nasty kinks in the half oval.
Solid brass trim
Matches my boat trim exactly.
Rolled is OK
Ordered a length of 3/8 for use on canoe stems. Went with rolled shipping to save money. Material is pretty stiff & springy, so it mostly straightened out on unpacking. It will take a little work to bend it to the right curve using some kind of rounded form, but it should work OK. Unless I needed a piece that was dead flat and straight, I wouldn't hesitate to use the rolled shipping method again. It will need a little polishing to to get rid of the tarnish and get a bright shine, but overall looks good.
Santa Fe, NM
I purchased this brass for a cedar strip canoe I was rehabbing. Originally I orederd a 12 foot piece. A day later I got an email that it was backordered, and I asked if I could swithch it to two 6 foot pieces, which they did immediately. A couple of days later, it was delivered, in time for me to put it on the canoe and go paddling.Excellent customer service and delivery.
doesn;t give thickness
easy to soldier
hot rod scott
Just what I was looking for.
1. Easily formed to most shapes. 2. Great for use in wet conditions.
This should work well to form the trim for the boat. It well be formed and then chrome plated.
St. Charles, IL
The perfect solution
I used used the half oval to replace a broken bottom bumper on my wife's dory. It was perfect. Beyond the product, customer service was world class. It is great in a world of "we don't do it that way" to have someone say "how can we make this work for you?". Thanks for all the help.Robert Sprague