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Boat Rub Rail

      • Taco Black Flexible Rub Rail Insert 1-3/16
        List Price: $130.58
        Starting At: $91.41

        Taco Black Flexible Rub Rail Insert 1-3/16 This Taco Marine vinyl insert hides rub rail fasteners for a clean look. The vinyl inserts are a secure solution to provide cushion while hiding fasteners. Available in continuous coils or reels for one piece...

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      • Taco Black Rub Rail Insert 1"
        List Price: $130.45
        Starting At: $79.45

        Taco Black Rub Rail Insert 1" Taco Marine's flexible vinyl inserts hide rub rail fasteners on your boat for a nice clean look.  For use with flexible rub rails Soft PVC insert provides cushion effect to absorb impact Made in the USA Five...

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      • Taco 3/4" x 50 ft Flexible Black Rub Rail Insert
        List Price: $76.68
        Starting At: $53.68

        Taco 3/4" x 50 ft Flexible Black Rub Rail Insert This Taco Marine vinyl insert hides rub rail fasteners for a clean look. The vinyl inserts are a secure solution to provide cushion while hiding fasteners. Available in continuous coils or reels for one...

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      • Taco White Vinyl Rub Rail Insert 1"
        List Price: $153.91
        Starting At: $107.74

        Taco White Flexible Rub Rail Insert 1" This Taco Marine vinyl insert hides rub rail fasteners for a clean look. The vinyl inserts are a secure solution to provide cushion while hiding fasteners. Available in continuous coils or reels for one piece...

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      • Taco Semi-Rigid White Rub Rail W/ Chrome Insert Kit
        List Price: $574.07
        Starting At: $401.85

        Taco Semi-Rigid White Rub Rail W/ Chrome Insert Kit TACO Marine understands the harsh marine conditions and impact that rub rail must endure to prevent hull damage. For this reason, TACO uses the highest-grade vinyl compounds that incorporate prime...

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      • Taco Rub Rail Kit 15-16 x 1 1-4 x 50'
        List Price: $374.69
        Starting At: $227.95

        Taco Rub Rail Kit 15-16 x 1 1-4 x 50' Taco Rub Rails are an easy and affordable way to upgrade the appearance of your boat. Meets the aesthetic and functional requirements for most boats. The Taco Rub Rail kit gets you all you need to upgrade the look...

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      • Taco 1-1/2" Semi-Rigid Rub Rail Kit
        List Price: $346.99
        Starting At: $299.95

        Taco 1-1/2" x 3/4" Semi-Rigid Rub Rail Kit Taco Marine's semi-rigid rub rail kits combine features of both rigid and flexible to provide an easily formed rub rail in one continuous length.  Key Features: Hard durometer creates rigid-like...

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      • Taco Flexible Rub Rail Kit 1 1-16 x 1 7-8 x 70'
        List Price: $622.82
        Starting At: $392.95

        Taco Flexible Rub Rail Kit 1 1-16 x 1 7-8 x 70' This Taco Marine vinyl insert hides rub rail fasteners for a clean look. The vinyl inserts are a secure solution to provide cushion while hiding fasteners. Available in continuous coils or reels for one...

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      • Taco Flexible Rub Rail Kit 1 1-16 x 1 7-8 x50' - Model
        List Price: $520.75
        Now: $364.52

        Taco Flexible Rub Rail Kit 1 1-16 x 1 7-8 x50' This Taco Marine vinyl insert hides rub rail fasteners for a clean look. The vinyl inserts are a secure solution to provide cushion while hiding fasteners. Available in continuous coils or reels for one...

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      • Taco Rub Rail Kit 1 7/8" x 1 3/8" x 70" - Model
        List Price: $724.56
        Starting At: $440.45

        Taco Rub Rail Kit 1 7/8" x 1 3/8" x 70" Taco Rub Rails are an easy and affordable way to upgrade the appearance of your boat. Meets the aesthetic and functional requirements for most boats. The Taco Rub Rail kit gets you all you need to upgrade the look...

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      Boat Rub Rail

      Boat rub rail is used to protect your hull where it is joined to the deck. Rub rail can take a beating from docks, passengers, and other damaging elements. It is also a quick way to upgrade and to preserve your investment. Wholesale Marine carries the best rub rail brand in the business, Taco Marine, and offers these tips for replacing your vessel’s rub rail system:

      When it is Time to Replace Your Boat Rub Rail

      1) Buy the length you need. Either remove the old rail and measure it, or double the length of your boat plus the beam measurement and you’ll have it.

      2) Remove the old rail, if you have not already done so. If you have an older boat with an aluminum rail, carefully remove any self tapping screws by drilling out the heads first.

      3) Remove excess silicone and sand any raised surfaces left by the screw holes.

      4) Fill those holes with epoxy filler, and let cure.

      5) Install the new boat rub rail on a warm, sunny day. Begin by soaking the rail in warm water for ½ an hour. If the rail cools during the install, warm it with a heat gun as you work for optimal results.

      6) The next step is a two-person job. Mark the middle of the rail and with your assistant stretching the rail and holding it in place, proceed to insert three truss screws, each an inch and a half apart. Progress in this manner around the boat. There is no right or wrong place to start or to end, just bear in mind to keep going so that the rail does not have time to cool and retract in size. 

      7) Once the rail has been tacked to the boat, install fasteners every 3-6 inches apart. Larger rub rails will require the shorter spacing to prevent a wavy appearance. Be sure to bed the screws in a bead of sealant as waterproofing.

      8) Last, soak the insert in warm, soapy water for 10 minutes.

      9) Put end cap in place, mark and drill pilot holes and use a countersink to prevent cracking. Bed these screws in sealant also.

      10) Fasten end cap and you’re done.

      Should you have a question about our selection of marine components including Taco boat rub rails or wish to place an order,just call us Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM at (877) 388-2628.