Hello. I am new to the houseboat ownership ranks but not new to boating. I recently purchased a 34' Catamaran Cruiser houseboat. It is a fixer upper, but seems to be a nice boat. I am going to pull it from the water soon and a have a question about the deck bumper on the houseboat. The current owner has carpeted over the deck edges and they are worn and frayed. Carpet doesn't seem like the right material for that surface, so I am wondering how I should finish the edge?

On requirement is an effective but low cost solution. I didn't pay a lot for the cruiser and want to help the dollars in line so I am not upside down.