View Full Version : I've seen lots of posts about stainless rubrails
06-12-2007, 02:03 AM
but anybody have any experience with the "plastic" (?) ones?
Had a fight with a dock this weekend and lost. :(
Caught the edge at just the wrong angle and the sucker cracked right off.
Anybody with some repair tips, or any idea how much this will cost is greatly appreciated.
06-12-2007, 02:50 AM
Here is what it looks like..................
06-12-2007, 03:04 AM
sry mate ..i got nothing but "ouch"..........
the gurus will be along later
06-12-2007, 06:39 AM
Other than a total replacement,
06-12-2007, 09:21 AM
Just a thought............
06-12-2007, 10:44 AM
Order some replacement channel from MC, or Taco Marine, http://www.tacomarine.com/
There will be a metal piece screwed in at the transom that covers where the two ends of the rub rail insert meet. Remove that and pull out the insert until you are past the area that is damaged.
Use a drill to remove rivets that hold the channel in place. Place a small bead of clear silicone under the new piece. Put the new piece of channel in place and rivet. You could also use small bolts if you preferred.
Finally, to re-install the rub rail insert, heat a foot of it at a time with a heat gun. Place the bottom edge of the insert into the bottom lip of the channel. Then with a wide and dull putty knife push the heated section of rub rail into the top lip of the channel.
keep doing this until you are finished. Then just replace the metal cover at the transom and you are finshed !