Deck Trim

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Deck Trim

Post by Bill W » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:43 pm

What are your recommendations for trimming around the edge of the deck ? I have been looking at some of the posted pictures and its hard to see what's been done.

Thanks.

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Re: Deck Trim

Post by JimmY » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:28 pm

You mean like rub rail? If so, there are several options such as stainless steel rub rail (http://marineind.net/) or self adhesive rubber or plastic auto trim.

If you mean around the cockpit, I used thin strips of matching wood and laminated some to bend around the corners.
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Re: Deck Trim

Post by BillW » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:44 pm

Well, here is an example of one that does not have a rub-rail around the deck at all.

It has been several years now, and I do fully intend to add a stainless rail around the deck edge, when I get around to it...
Probably 1/2 inch hollow back rail.

Boats do look a little strange without it.

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Re: Deck Trim

Post by Hercdrvr » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:19 pm

Round stainless rub rail is meant to fit into a bulkier rubber track. Many builders skip the track and screw it right to the boat. I tried the automotive stick on shinny trim, cute, it lasted until noon on the water. Every time I use non marine materials I regret it, every time.
Pic is Malahini with 1/2” stainless rail.
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Re: Deck Trim

Post by BarnacleMike » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:31 pm

For my part, I’ve had good luck with the self-adhesive automotive trim. I used the very same Protekto-trim that Bob Brandenstein used on his Malahini. I put it on a hull painted with System Three WR-LPU. I couldn’t believe how aggressive the adhesive was. So far, I haven’t had a bit of trouble with it.

That being said, I’m planning to use the stainless trim on the Zip. I think it looks better.
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Re: Deck Trim

Post by cepjr » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:28 pm

I'm flushing a mahogany rub rail on my build! Do what looks good short cuts take time later !

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Re: Deck Trim

Post by Hercdrvr » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:37 pm

Sounds like the auto trim does work for some folks. Give it a try, doesn’t cost much. You can see mine hanging off the bow in the pic. Maybe my driving style has something to do with my dissatisfaction with the products adhesive.
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Re: Deck Trim

Post by BarnacleMike » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:27 am

Matt,

Do you recall what brand of auto trim you used?
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Re: Deck Trim

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:28 am

This is the least expensive I've found for SS rubrail. http://www.marineind.net/index.htm They make it for everyone else.

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Re: Deck Trim

Post by Hercdrvr » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:17 am

BarnacleMike wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:27 am
Matt,

Do you recall what brand of auto trim you used?
I don’t remember. Probably some cheap stuff with free shipping off EBay.
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Re: Deck Trim

Post by cepjr » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:53 pm

What's wrong with wood?
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Re: Deck Trim

Post by Bill W » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:07 am

Hey cepjr :

I think I'm with you on the wood solution. I've been experimenting to see how far I can bend strips of Sapele and I think its going to work out pretty good. I may laminate several layers. Thanks for the suggestion, and thanks to everyone for their help.

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Re: Deck Trim

Post by cepjr » Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:19 am

That's sapele 3/4x1" milled out to hull shape and bent without steam

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Re: Deck Trim

Post by Roberta » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:09 pm

Round over the edges of the shear lines and use 3/4" hollow back stainless rub rail. Nothing will resist dock rash better or look nicer.

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Re: Deck Trim

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:09 pm

With Roberta.

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