I'm looking for rub rail as well for my T24 - 90% of what is out there is designed for powerboats or something else with a flat surface at the hull/deck joint.
I think that the hull/deck joint on the T24 is called an "Outward Flange" joint (http://www.jordanyachts.com/archives/1651)
. Not the best kind of joint, but not the worst either, and a fairly good compromise between strength and the "get 'er done" practicality Ted Tyler was famous for.
I've been amusing myself for days looking for the right product. THe profile we would need is usually called "U channel" and gives more hits than "rub rail". Here's some possibilities...
This site gives you pdf's of rather crude drawings of their rub rails but there are several that might do the trick.
also CACU520 at...
Here's a link to a table describing the properties of different kinds of rubbers...
apparently the material of choice these days is EPDM, a synthetic rubber that has good weathering and impact characteristics. In thin sheets I think it is the stuff used for "rubber roofs" on RVs.
The hardness, or durometer, of rubbers is a number 0 to 100. A 70 is about the hardness of the rubber in a car tire. Wikipedia has a short article including a table showing the hardness by number of various well know items. I think that a rub rail would need something like a hardness of 60.
Personally, I'd like a hunk of the stuff to try before I buy 75 feet of it...
Anyone else found any possibilities?
--- In Tylercraft_Sailboats@yahoogroups.com, "L" <shutterbug201110@...> wrote:
> I have a 24' Tylercraft made in 1967. It has an extruded rubber rub rail all the way around the sides covering where the deck is joined to the hull. It is the original rubber and has petrified and is cracking and breaking off. Does anyone know where I can buy this rubber extrusion. It is basically a "U" channel that fits over the flange formed by the deck and hull flared out shape. I probably need about 55 feet of it. Thank you for any info.