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boatnut
08-25-2008, 04:26 PM
I would like to replace the rub rail on my 05 PS. Is this something that I could do myself, or is it best to take it to the dealer? Thanks

GuitsBoy
08-25-2008, 04:45 PM
I dont know about the newer prostars but the older ones require you to pull teh rail, drill out all the rivits (one every 6 inches) and then screw in the new one with screws and nuts. Looks like it could be quite a chore. The parts alone are about 300 bucks.

If youve got the time and motivation, I dont think its too complicated, just laborious.

TMCNo1
08-25-2008, 09:40 PM
I would like to replace the rub rail on my 05 PS. Is this something that I could do myself, or is it best to take it to the dealer? Thanks
Please clarify, you want to replace the rubrail insert or the entire rubrail base and insert?:confused:

boatnut
08-25-2008, 09:53 PM
Sorry, I just want to replace the insert.

GuitsBoy
08-26-2008, 09:12 AM
The insert should be pretty simple to replace, but might take some effort to push it in. Most people suggest using a heat gun or hair dryer to soften the rubber, then use some sort of prybar to pry it in there. You can probably use a brake spoon.

wsrobert
08-26-2008, 05:10 PM
I just replaced both on my Maristar 240SC b/c I had the boat re-painted. It's not difficult, but very tedious. The insert you can do by yourself, but much easier with a buddy and about a case and a half. The rub rail itself is impossible to do by yourself.

Also, if you replace all the rub rail, make sure you check for a gap between the top and bottom sections of the hull. I didn't and there was a large gap that took on ALOT of water at slow speeds. I've since sealed it up and have no problems.

BrianM
08-26-2008, 05:23 PM
Put the new rub rail in a big turkey fryer and heat the water up to boiling. Get yourself a friend and some heavy gloves. Once the rub rail is nice and pliable one person hold and the other push the rubber rail in using a plastic puddy knife. Should slip in very easily. This is the same basic way they do it at the factory. Shouldn't take you more than about 20 minutes to do that way.

Covi
09-05-2008, 08:08 AM
does anyone have the spec / part #"s for 86" rub rail? metal & vinyl? I'm come up with this site during my searches?

http://www.tacomarine.com/cat--Aluminum-Rub-Rail-with-Flexible-Insert--cat2_aluminum_flex_rr.html

TMCNo1
09-05-2008, 01:08 PM
does anyone have the spec / part #"s for 86" rub rail? metal & vinyl? I'm come up with this site during my searches?

http://www.tacomarine.com/cat--Aluminum-Rub-Rail-with-Flexible-Insert--cat2_aluminum_flex_rr.html



This, http://www.tacomarine.com/item--1-1-8-x-5-8-Aluminum-Rub-Rail--A11-0347.html is what is on our '89 and was used universally on most all the boats till the all vinyl and S/S rails came out in the latter years.