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    Im purchasing new rub rail and looking for some guidances. I was on Barbour plastic website and they only had rubrail for Mako in 18 sections . Seems to me you would want one continuous piece coiled and shipped. Stuff is heavy so local place in Florida preferred. Hopefully save some on freight

    Where to buy? How to measure? Etc
    1984 Mako 238 WA [br]2015 Suzuki 250 APX[br]Central PA/OCMD[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=35081[br]

  • #2
    pretty sure my white RR with SS insert came from taco
    David, New Kent, Va[br]



    [br]Project Thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=21067[br]

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    • #3
      I just went through this and I ordered it from West Marine (using a port supply account) and got the Taco Rigid Vinyl Flex-Core 1 9/16" x 3/4" with stainless steel hollow back insert 3/4" x 5/16" insert. If you are going stainless, which you should, then get them as long as possible, at least 12' which makes bending along the curves of the hull easier...or so I'm told....mine is still sitting in the box.
      1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
      1985 Mako 20c - sold
      Fort Walton Beach, FL
      http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=42841

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      • #4
        Consider weather you are going to stop where the hull side meets the transom or if you are going to go all the way across the transom
        David, New Kent, Va[br]



        [br]Project Thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=21067[br]

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        • #5
          Why does everyone like the stainless insert over the factory style black insert. I'm a fan of the beefy rubrail Mako used from the factory since I spend some time nestled against bridge icebreakers and pilings. How does the stainless fare in actual usage?
          [br]Margate NJ[br]1989 Mako 211[br]2009 Etec 200 HO

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          • #6
            Personal preference but Im not gonna knock the side of my boat off stuff like that. Id be more afraid of stressing the fiberglass
            1984 Mako 238 WA [br]2015 Suzuki 250 APX[br]Central PA/OCMD[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=35081[br]

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            • #7
              Im buying from Barbour soon and going with white with a gray insert.

              I think it will look clean and I dont like polishing stuff all the time.

              To each his own.
              1988 Mako 17 Angler 2019 Suzuki DF140[br]1972 Mako 17 Standard 115 Yamaha-Sold[br]

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              • #8
                West Marine offers the Taco Metals rub rail in up to 70' lengths. Generally it is installed in one length and joined at the center of the transom.
                \"Anything seems possible when you don\'t know what you\'re doing.\"

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