Toe rail???

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by richwalker71, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. richwalker71

    richwalker71 Well-Known Member

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    I am considering a fly line toe rail for my Mud Minnow. Any pros/cons I need to consider? Also, what are some material suggestions for a DIY job?
    Thanks
     
  2. mark_gardner

    mark_gardner I Love microskiff.com!

    for a cheap diy you might consider a few pieces of 1/2 pvc capped on both ends then screwed down to the deck :-/
     

  3. bostick29412

    bostick29412 I Love microskiff.com!

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    How long are you thinking they need to be? Some kind of plastic board cut into a strip about 1.5" maybe. You can buy starboard at West Marine.. This might sound crazy, but I think I'd check a local restaurant supply co. to see how large they make cutting boards? Cut it down, use a round-over bit on a router for the top edges.
     
  4. Swamp

    Swamp I Love microskiff.com!

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    Two strips of 1/4 ply epoxied together in the shape you want. Shape edges, then coat the whole thing in epoxy. Fair if needed. Paint color du jour and install.
     
  5. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Exterior PVC trim, many shapes and sizes
    available at the local home improvement store.
    Flexible, can be cut or shaped with standard power tools
    waterproof, no rot, cheap...
     
  6. richwalker71

    richwalker71 Well-Known Member

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    Appreciate the ideas fellas. Definitely gives me some research to do.
     
  7. mark_gardner

    mark_gardner I Love microskiff.com!

    dang why didnt i think of that :-/ bretts right though... i'd go to lowes or home depot as they have a lot of plastic house trim pieces that can be shaped pretty easy
     
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