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I’m still going all round the houses on bilge rail protection. Latest consideration is plastic strips which can be glued on (according to sailboats.co.uk)


I am tempted to try this as it would avoid drilling into the rails and having to add sealant into every hole to prevent water getting in – to me this seems a big advantage.

The worst case scenario would be if the strips didn’t stay stuck on for very long – as the cost is (relatively) inexpensive that wouldn’t be a major disaster, just have to try something else. Even if they worked for a while and then had to be re-done this still has the advantage of not drilling into the rails.

So my questions are – has anyone got any experience of this? and is there anything I might have missed here?