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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:55 am 
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Currently my hobie 16 has nothing on the rails, an I need some grip for being out on the wire. Would a spray on neoprene product work? Would it be too thin or not grippy enough? What are some other alternatives? I was also thinking maybe a plasti dip with sand underneath. What do you guys think? Thanks!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:35 pm 
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My boat has the original factory applied neoprene, but I don't think it was sprayed on, looks like it is two separate thick pieces on each rail.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:27 am 
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For a spray on, would you be referring to something like a bed liner coating? You would need something that would bond well, the plastic coating may peel easily. You would want something that stays cool. I have seen outdoor carpet used, glued down with contact cement. I guess it's cheaper than the rail rug kit. What ever you do you don't want it to interfere with the tramp track.
Since the boats are assembled by dealers there is no such thing as factory installed rail rug. A dealer may install it as an option, I would guess.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:52 pm 
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I have the neoprene rail kit from Murray's ( https://www.murrays.com/product/30-210/ ). I've only sailed with it once but I like it so far. It's soft and grippy and goes on with contact cement.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:23 pm 
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Has anyone tried the peel-n-stick? Just wondering which one works better, the peel-n-stick or the contact cement.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:17 pm 
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What I meant by "factory" is that the neoprene on my boat is original to the boat, whoever installed it, but thanks for the clarification. :D

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