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Window Trim

Post by rpccc43 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:47 am

Hello All,

Does anyone have a source for the flat stock with the rolled edge that dresses up wood edges around window openings on cruisers? The were chromed originally I believe. I'd be happy to find them in any material other than chrome if necessary. This is the trim that uses those spiral nails that have been discussed here before. Thank you.

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Post by Rugger8 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:39 pm

I am looking for this window trim as well. Are there any new sources or do I need to look for an old Chris that is being parted out?

Thanks,

Jeff

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Rechrome?

Post by Take Time » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:38 pm

The stuff is pretty thin. Is it possible to replate it? I have been wondering about this too.

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Post by Al Benton » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:50 pm

Well guys, throw my name in the hat too. I would like to replace this trim on mine as well. I seem to recall talking about this stuff years ago and thought someone found a source for it but I sure can't find it now. Frustrating!

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Post by Bill Basler » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:19 am

Can one of you post a close up photo of the profile?
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Post by drrot » Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:27 am

I have it in Stainless steel. It is hard to bend on round windows.
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Post by Al Benton » Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:56 am

Jim, all of mine lays flat, no curves. You'll probably be getting some calls today. How long are the pieces? Shipping a problem?

Oh, Bill, I didn't see your post. This appears to be the correct profile.

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Post by Rugger8 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:22 am

Yeah, thanks Jim, I will be calling as well.

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Post by rpccc43 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:57 am

Well, I am late to the party I see but here's bad pic of the profile. I would love to have in in stainless!!! Re-plating would be expensive and probably would not last very long overall. Mine are all flat as well! Yes, Please share the details on cost, shipping,etc. Thanks

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Post by drrot » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:33 am

It comes in 6' sections @ $35pc. Shipping is not a problem. It is real hard to bend. I had a customer that made a wood mold and put a piece of solid wire in the lip and did a good job but it was time consuming.
Al bought all I had in stock. email me at [email protected] with what you need and I will call this afternoon to see if more is available.

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Post by rpccc43 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:07 am

Geeze Al! :) Thanks a lot!! Guess the rest of us will have to wait!! Just kidding. We'll expect photos of the finished project!

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Post by Al Benton » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:07 am

OOOps!!! I really do feel badly about jumping on this. I'll post photos when its in place. Now I need to find some of those elusive nails, just where was that posted?

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Post by peck7297 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:34 am

I replaced the brass chrome plated molding on my 1968 43' CC Corinthian Sea Skiff with a product from Midwest Marine. That was about ten years ago and if they are still around, I believe that they are in Michigan. The stainless steel trim is called J Mold and is fastened with stainless steel Spiral Drive Screws, 14x3/4, also from Midwest.

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Post by rpccc43 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:55 am

Someone on here had found zinc plated versions of the nails and I saw a package of them in my local "ACE" hardware store. I think they are used in upholstery work? I have decided to go the tiny stainless screw route like the ones on the front windows. If for some reason I have to remove the trim it will be was easier than prying up those nails. They are a bear!! Zinc plating does not weather well over the long haul as I have come to find out over the years. Good luck!

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Post by John McConnell » Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:04 pm

Try the following web site: Molding, SS 'J' used as portlight trim 12 foot lengths 360230001 $75.00 ea. http://www.chrisparts.com/molding.htm
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Post by rpccc43 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:59 pm

Hey John,

Good catch! I had actually visited this sight looking for this trim but given the way it's illustrated passed right over it. Great to know it's still available. I am checking with a local metal fabricator who has a boat in our marina to see if he could make it up. I did some cursory measuring on my boat tonight and at $6/ft I could easily spend into the 4 figures to redo my boat. Curiously only the trim around the front pilot house windows was done with the chromed version, the rest appears to be stainless or aluminum. Thanks for your post.

Randman

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Post by Al Benton » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:56 pm

I have no idea how many times I looked at that same image on Chris Parts and didn't recognize what it was. The outline you see looks like the profile of a weird trim piece until you click on it. Only then does it pop out at you.

Don't give up on Jim Staib, Fine Wood Boats, he's looking for more of the 6' stock, easier to ship.

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Post by drrot » Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:31 am

Got three pieces for AL and four for Randy. Still have a couple left. [email protected]

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Post by Rugger8 » Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:19 am

Jim,

If you have 4 pieces left, I will take them. I will give you a call tomorrow.

Jeff

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Post by Al Benton » Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:56 pm

Thanks, Jim,

I got the package and it's perfect. It's going on the cruiser in the morning. Three 6' pieces is exactly the right quantity for my 27 footer. She will look great for the Quincy show (at least the window trim will).

Thanks again,

Al

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J-trim

Post by farupp » Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:47 pm

Peter Ayling & Associates in Ontario used to supply j-trim. Their web site is http://www.aylingsboatyard.com/
Here is a picture they sent me of their J-trim for cruisers:

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Post by drrot » Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:04 pm

Anybody else need some before I order Jeff's ?
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Post by 54 Conqueror » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:10 am

I am told you can bend this to fit around windows by putting a stiff wire in the J channel to keep it from collapsing.

Any idea what gauge wire goes in the channel?

Is Chrisparts still the only place to find it? I need quite a bit.

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