Gunwale Replacement

Hi, looking for recomendations to have the gunwale rubber replaced on 6m boat. Am in Mandurah so SOR would be prefarable.

Thanks

 


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Can't help but laugh out loud

Thu, 2022-09-29 17:03

Can't help but laugh out loud at this as I am in the same spot.

I am going to get this: www.biasboating.com.au/two-piece-gunwale-rubber-black

 

I previously had this but didn't really like it:www.whitworths.com.au/plastic-gunwale-fender-strip-30m-blue-p-meter

 

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Hi Swompa, do you plan on

Thu, 2022-10-06 06:59

Hi Swompa, do you plan on replaing the gunwale yourself or have you found someone who will do it? 

 

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I am a tight arse and do

Thu, 2022-10-06 12:52

I am a tight arse and do everything myself.

I would spend more time using my boat if i outsourced the shitty jobs but at the same time, if i paid someone else to do the work, i couldnt afford to use the boat 

 

 

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Hey Swompa, Unless you have

Tue, 2022-10-18 07:19

Hey Swompa, Unless you have already done so and replaced the gunwale, i am happy to help if you need a extra set of hands.  

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 Hows that for an offer !

Tue, 2022-10-18 08:46

 Hows that for an offer ! Good work Woodsy 

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What a kind offer and

Wed, 2022-10-19 11:48

What a kind offer and thankyou sincerely! I am happy to have a crack at it with the wife. She wanted it replaced and removed the old stuff so can help. 

The material has been sitting in Australia Post for sorting for 9 days so hopefully we see it shortly.

 

 

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All good Swompa.I am keen to

Mon, 2022-10-24 07:15

All good Swompa.

I am keen to hear how you get on and depending on your experience, i may have a crack at doing mine myself.

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 I am wondering if Christmas

Mon, 2022-10-24 18:16

 I am wondering if Christmas will come before my Bias delivery...

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 Wife and I did the install

Sun, 2022-12-18 18:29

 Wife and I did the install today. 2 tubes of silaflex and 89 screws later discovered that Bias sent me 11.7m.....I needed 12m and order 14m.....so one side is 300mm short.

second side, apart from the obvious cock up from Bias by cutting it 16% shorter than I needed was much better. We did it 500mm at a time and drilled pilot holes as opposed to allowing the stainless pan head self tappers to find their way.

 

Now to see how Bias want to fix this dilemma.

 

 

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Thats a bit crap Swompa. I

Mon, 2022-12-19 11:39

Thats a bit crap Swompa. I guess i will not purchase from BIAS boating.

How did you ensure the rubber was plyable before install? I have heard of few different ways ie: lay in the sun, carbord box with a heater etc.

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It is a black rubber so 30

Mon, 2022-12-19 14:32

It is a black rubber so 30 minutes in the sun on Sunday morning was all it needed. We started at 08:30 and finished at around 12:30. The final bit involved putting the insert in is a one person job.

Silicone spray may have made that a whole lot easier in retrospect.