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Old 22 November 2009, 13:05   #1
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Repairing rubbing strake

With all this wind, one of my fenders burst the other day meaning the boat was rubbing up against the pontoon. There was a small screw head that protruded very slightly from the wooden bit on the side. Result is a rather scratched section of rubbing strake. It's the grey D type - is it me or is the grey stuff less rubbery, and less forgiving than the black variety?

Anyway, has anyone ever tried rubbing this down with wet and dry to smooth it off?
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Old 22 November 2009, 13:17   #2
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With all this wind, one of my fenders burst the other day meaning the boat was rubbing up against the pontoon. There was a small screw head that protruded very slightly from the wooden bit on the side. Result is a rather scratched section of rubbing strake. It's the grey D type - is it more or is the grey stuff less rubbery, and less forgiving than the black variety?

Anyway, has anyone ever tried rubbing this down with wet and dry to smooth it off?
It works a bit You can also fill it with the right colour sikamess. and smooth that down with a gloved finger coated in washing up liquid
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It doesn't seem to have any gouges in it - just looks really rough. I'll give the wet and dry a go I think
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Old 22 November 2009, 14:48   #4
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It doesn't seem to have any gouges in it - just looks really rough. I'll give the wet and dry a go I think
Yep did it a couple of weeks ago, used some rougher stuff to take down the worst of it then 1200 grit to smooth it off, worked well
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