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Old 03-02-2005, 05:24 PM
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On a white boat should I go with a stainless rub rail or white plastic? What the pros or cons?
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Old 03-02-2005, 05:30 PM
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Default Re: Rubrail, Stainless Or White

I have had both and it depends on if you dock your boat a lot a marinas with some strong currents, the stainless looks good on some boats, BUT the least little tap of a pilon and you have a nice little dent, which then makes the whole side look like crap. The white can get little scatchs and dirty but carbaurator cleaner makes it good as new.
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Thats what I was thinkin but white looks cheaper to me.
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Old 03-02-2005, 11:39 PM
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I went w/ the stainless.
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white powdercoat, my .02cents
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Default Re: Rubrail, Stainless Or White

Stainless ones always jiggle screws loose easier than plastic...plus if you flex the hull the stainless bends outward and pops a screw or 2 loose..docking I do not hit stuff..hardly ..my new boat has no rub rail now you can never hit anything..I would go with plastic again.
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White boat... white rubrail. Gives a real clean appearance.
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White boat... white rubrail. Gives a real clean appearance.
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Go with Both
Look at the Newer model Fountains with a white backing rubber or plastic material that has a stainless insert.......
Less cleaning than the full white and much tougher than plain stainless and looks really nice........
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Default Re: Rubrail, Stainless Or White

If the boat has a good "classic" line .... Consider BLACK !!!

Really accentuates the line of the boat ....

Stainless doesn't hold up , and White fades and gets dull over time .
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