How to Bend & Install Flex-a-Rail Awning Track


Brian installing Flex-a-Rail Awning Track to the radar arch of our powerboat

Awning track is a great way to attach fabric to a hard surface on your boat. It can be used for adding enclosure curtains to hardtop biminis, attaching the front of dodgers or for hanging awnings. Many of these applications require the awning track to be able to bend and curve. Today, we’re going to show you how to bend awning track for your application and how to install it.

For our powerboat, we needed to add awning track to the aft side of the radar arch to attach the enclosure’s aft curtain. We decided to use awning track as opposed to snaps, because the track gives a smooth, finished look and is watertight.

We used Flex-a-Rail awning track for this application. Since this awning track is already created to take a slight bend, it makes it easier to create a sharper curve with it as well. As you’ll see in the video, we used a heat gun to make the awning track extra flexible so we can bend it into our desired shape. Be sure you’re ready to act quickly when the awning track is heated, because it will harden again as it cools.


Heating the Flex-a-Rail to create a bend

For the full list of materials and the full tutorial video, visit

Have you used awning track on your boat? Share your experiences with us in the comments!

  1. Very good and usable post. Thanks to share your information with us.

  2. The awnings look good and so does the rest of your place. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is very informative article. I really enjoy reading it. Thanks for the post.Thanks admin of this site!

    • Nikki said:

      Oh, you’re welcome, Seymour. We’re so glad you liked the post!

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