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Old 05-05-2004, 07:04 PM
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Default need moulding.. anyone know where to find it?

The boat I'm working on has an ABS plastic hull. Around the edge (just above water-line) where the 2 pieces are glued together runs a strip of flexible (pvc?) moulding that is glued in place. It needs replacing, but I cannot find this material anywhere.
If anyone has any sources I'd be grateful.
It's an older boat, apparently made by a company called "Mirahamm".
Old 05-05-2004, 07:22 PM
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Default RE: need moulding.. anyone know where to find it?

Warehouse Hobbies has it for larger boats. For your's, try an Auto parts store like Pep Boys, Auto Zone or Advanced. Get the moulding that is used on car doors. You can usually get it in black, chrome and gold.
Old 05-05-2004, 07:36 PM
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Default RE: need moulding.. anyone know where to find it?

Thanks Ron. I thought of car door moulding also. The stuff I saw at Autozone was very rigid, even though it came in roll. It looked like it would be tough to work with. The moulding currently on the boat is very soft and pliable.
I don't see it on the WH site anywhere, I'll try emailing them.
Thanks again.
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Default RE: need moulding.. anyone know where to find it?

There's a way around that.

Depending on how good you have acces to the interior you have, glue strips of ABS, about half an inch wide over the joint, usung special ABS glue, that welds the material together.

Having done that, you can sand away the ugly joint, that always gives an ABS hull away, and have a nicer looking boat.

Regards, Jan.

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