We're closing in on finishing the woodwork on the boat. I got both inner and outer rub rails made. I used cherry wood. It's a hard wood and looks good. I fitted the inner rails. I'll get the outer rails done next. I have about 20 minutes more sanding to get the outer rails fitted just right. The inner rails provide two functions. They cushion your legs from the sharp seat sides and they provide a hand hold for when you need to get back into the boat.