Cockpit trim question (cut or remove)

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Re: Cockpit trim question (cut or remove)

Postby GreenLake » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:36 pm

Rubrails are pretty durable, even if the no longer look pristine. (Good way to clean is with scotch pad or magic eraser). They will pick up dirt/rust when doing their job, but unless you are trying to restore your boat to optical perfection, I would try to re-attach them rather than replacing them.

Talk to D&R Marine, they may have the end pieces (shoes) that hold the rail against transom. If not, you could improvise with square tubing.
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Re: Cockpit trim question (cut or remove)

Postby jalmeida51 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:14 pm

Try using lacquer thinner on a rag. Been cleaning my rub rails for several years using it. It really removes the built up dirt. Try it on a small section first.
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Re: Cockpit trim question (cut or remove)

Postby Cliff » Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:39 pm

I think calden found a good solution for keeping the coamings with a hiking pad. Pic from his gallery.
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