[Public-List] Dinghy rub strips

Bob Crinion bob at crinion.ca
Thu Jun 13 11:52:20 PDT 2013

I built 4 plywood Sabot dinghies (stitch n glue method) and used gunnel
guard (1inch 3/4 round stuff). They tow, row and sail well. Also weigh
about 55-65 lbs) If you wonder why I built 4 of them, it is because 3
other folks wanted one after they saw how mine worked. "Cheap" compared
to a Hypalon or PVC dinghy. Each one has its merits...
No rotten gunnels after 10 years of service. (dinghies were encapsulated
with epoxy and polyurethane paint)
The gunnel guard uses closed cell foam beneath an abrasive resistant

Expensive, but works and lasts well.
Often seen on nice wooden clinker built dinghies...

Also seen recycled fire hose used for this task as well!

-----Original Message-----
From: public-list-bounces at lists.alberg30.org
[mailto:public-list-bounces at lists.alberg30.org] On Behalf Of Stephen
Sent: June-12-13 8:34 PM
To: public-list at lists.alberg30.org
Subject: [Public-List] Dinghy rub strips


What do people use to keep their dinghies from scratching their hulls?
I've used pipe insulation, covered over with blue sunbrella. It works
very well, and looks pretty nice, but it traps a lot of water next to
wood, rotting out the gunwales.

Any thoughts?


Stephen Gwyn                       | Tel: 1-250-363-3136
Canadian Astronomical Data Centre  | Fax: 1-250-363-0045 Herzberg
Institute of Astrophysics | Cell: 1-250-885-6969
5071 West Saanich Road             | E-mail: Stephen.Gwyn at nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Victoria, BC, V9E 2E7, Canada      | http://astrowww.phys.uvic.ca/~gwyn/

These businesses support your Association:
Please support them.
Public-List mailing list
Public-List at lists.alberg30.org


More information about the Public-List mailing list