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Cross section of the gunwhale rubber we sell
Installing Gunwale Rubber on your
First of all a list of thing you will need, see www.pompeismarine.com
rubber to suit
-fixtech 190 fast
-soft hammer with rag
-hot air gun
safety equipment at all times
gunwale in heater box
gas heater heat rubber to around 65 deg C
turn and let the heat soak into the rubber. Keep an eye on the heater. Make sure
material used will not burn and cause a fire. Wear gloves, and safety gear for
the job as it will be hot.
Fill inside of gunwale rubber with Fixtech fast
around 1 tube for every 3 metres. Use a screw to hold the start point. Pull
tight as you go, hold with clamps and blue tape. Make your way around boat, keep
rubber in heater box to keep warm. Watch to make sure you do not burn rubber or
Fill inside with fixtech and use a soft hammer covered with a
rag to protect rubber.
A hot air gun can help with keeping the
temperature in the rubber, blue tape and clamp as you go.
Work and check corners, here using a clamp to
help shape nose.
Finish off at the back and check your
workmanship. Fix any points that need attention. Over time the rubber will
settle. Leave and let the Fixtech cure for a number of days depending on outside
temperatures. Once the fixtech has cured you can remove tape and fit fittings,
eg end caps. We like the S/S caps for the job.