MELONSEED 13'4" - Built by Etienne Muller 2020 - Designed by Selway Fisher

I had considered just using the dark Peruvian walnut for the rub rail, but I wanted to continue the deck glass beyond the edge of the stripping to ensure no moisture ingress at the deck edge in the future. I considered rounding off the deck edge, glassing down onto the hull, and installing the rub rail a couple of cm down from the deck line but, mocking it up, I didn’t like the look of it. Instead I opted to run a feature strip of yellow cedar along the gunwale… the deck glass will run out onto this strip, be trimmed off, and the final walnut rub rail glued on. This solved my moisture concern, and the attractiveness issue.

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