Love Your Boat? Then Get A Rub Rail Repair Or Replacement


Nothing beats the fresh ocean air during a sunny Summer’s sunset or the mist rising from a crisp Spring Canadian lake as you cruise with your family and friends on your boat made for relaxing. It is even better when you’re out on your boat surrounded by just water and your thoughts, and no other distractions around.

However, it is the little things we take for granted that could leave our boat stranded on dry land, something as simple as a rub rail repair and replacement. Repairing a boat’s rub rail is just as important as general cleanliness and maintenance of the vessel is because a clean rub rail increases the boat’s lifespan and with consistent detailing, makes it easier to maintain the cleanliness over time.

What Is A Rub Rail

The rub rail acts as a shock absorber for the boat when it bumps into docks and pilings, something that any boat owner will tell you happens reasonably often. It also helps the boat absorb the shock to protect the chassis and the hull, and seal the seam between the hull and the deck cap. The rub rail includes a strip that takes the burden of the bumps, and it can be replaced if its damaged due to wear and tear.

Can I DIY This Project?

Performing a rub rail repair or replacement might pose a fun challenge, but remember that some rub rail strips are available in various shapes and sizes. If you are not clued up on what you’re doing, the different designs and colours could make the job very complicated and even frustrating. Other strips, made from vinyl, are sold in rolls and applying these strips is a task that will need more than one person as some designs allow splicing of the material in short lengths to conduct repairs, but not all of them.

Then What Do I Do?

For expert services in rub rail repair and replacement, there is one service provider you can trust in Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Nanoose, Port Alberni, Tofino, Ucluelet and Parksville. At Extreme Fiberglass, we’ve been repairing marine vessels for almost 20 years. There is no challenge too great or small for us to resolve for you. Visit our website or give us a call, and we can help you.