Luckier if we could use it more than once a week!
The Humphrey's flotilla was packed.
We had a fun time,
but we did have a little issue.
the whaler was like a barge.
Boats tied up to us and vice versa.
With no rub rail or bumpers,
we used life jackets and strategic lashing.
A headache for sure.
and coat with the matching varnish.
The corners possibly laminated curves like a skateboard.
That would be a quick project!
Our old whaler's new owner had made a ramming push bumper on his.
Other than the shape,
and the massiveness of the dock bumpers,
I thought it was a cool idea.
In actual use,
watching the rails get bashed by docks and other boats,
would be torture.
with a white or black rubber insert,
or a single beefy L-shaped piece of rubber.
If it wasn't for the $350+ shipping price tag,
I'd consider those options.
The hull and trailer were almost that much!
Usually used on ancient mariner type craft...
the shop guys were tossing the perfect stretch of line.
Might as well try it!
The molded rail was wide enough for a double stack.
Here's it is,
the "how to install a rope rub rail on a boston whaler"The first layer was glued and taped.
With 6 hands and a mile of tape,
it was easy.
which takes a day to set,
and 7 days to cure.
This was a 3-day job!
is it doesn't dry from the sun,
but from the moisture in the air.
The final touch was filling in the cracks,
creating a solid chunk of plastic and hemp.
I don't want to be the one to take this off!
especially using the beat up piece of line.
Not your typical yacht club whaler!
It's a little pirate funky,
similar to an old fire hose.
We'll see how it fares over time.
Way better then the $400 + glue and screws the rubber would have taken.
You like that school of reasoning!?
It had been one of the concerns,
getting stuck paddling against the current.
to be tucked in to the transom cutout,
instead of dangling on the edge.
A mini-bracket possible in the future.
Now to get in the water!