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CantRepeat
02-28-2009, 08:44 AM
Hey all,

I've got a 92 maristar 210 and the rub rail and the molded plastic that holds it on are in bad shape. I'm going to replace the rub rail and the plastic. Can anyone tell me how that is held on to the boat and any other issues I should look out for when doing this job?

How are the upper and lower halfs of the boat connected?

TMCNo1
02-28-2009, 08:47 AM
Hey all,

I've got a 92 maristar 210 and the rub rail and the molded plastic that holds it on are in bad shape. I'm going to replace the rub rail and the plastic. Can anyone tell me how that is held on to the boat and any other issues I should look out for when doing this job?

How are the upper and lower halfs of the boat connected?

In most cases, pop rivets and or s/s screws. Pull out the black plastic rubrail portion and the fasteners for the aluminum rubrail will be exposed. The fasterners for the hull/deck will be exposed only if you remove the aluminum rubrail track.

The plastic rubrail insert can probably be found at a MC dealer or here, http://tacomarine.com/cgi-bin/ccp51/cp-app.cgi?usr=51G2709766&rnd=3037562&rrc=N&affl=&cip=71.71.58.217&act=&aff=&pg=cat&ref=rubrail

flipper
02-28-2009, 11:32 AM
When I did mine, I got rid of the rivets, and used SS bolts and lock nuts. Came out nice, and never have to worry about it again I hope. While you have it all apart, check the caulk around the seam of the boat and fix as needed.

03 35th Anniversary
02-28-2009, 11:42 AM
Does anyone know if you can change the black plastic rub rail on a 93 190 to the all Stainless like what is on the newer 197s?

denverd1
02-28-2009, 12:01 PM
I've heard of guys sanding down their existing rub rail to get a new finish on it. Seems a LOT easier than replacing it, depending on how back it is...

flipper
02-28-2009, 12:33 PM
Does anyone know if you can change the black plastic rub rail on a 93 190 to the all Stainless like what is on the newer 197s?

Yep, you can put whatever you want on there. My brother in law put a blue anodized one on his to match everything else on the boat.

03 35th Anniversary
02-28-2009, 12:39 PM
Yep, you can put whatever you want on there. My brother in law put a blue anodized one on his to match everything else on the boat.

Do you know where he got it from?

flipper
02-28-2009, 12:40 PM
I can find out. He got it here local, but find out what you need exactly, and can get it to you. Pam will take care of the shipping, so don't worry about that.

cbryan70
02-28-2009, 01:02 PM
you can get that from west marine or boaters world i beleive

cbryan70
02-28-2009, 01:03 PM
http://www.boatersworld.com/product/329510986.htm

scramison
03-01-2009, 06:51 AM
I've heard of guys sanding down their existing rub rail to get a new finish on it. Seems a LOT easier than replacing it, depending on how back it is...

detail please? I have a few dock scratches where the white dock has rubbed on the black rubber rail. It isn't pretty and I would like to clean it up.

JimN
03-01-2009, 08:29 AM
For black on white, try a solvent first. Sanding plastic can remove any "skin" or barrier coat that may be on the crown of the insert and make it easier to stain, but harder to clean later. Acetone is one that works, lacquer thinner is another. Rubber gloves won't work with either so if you don't like/are sensitive to chemicals, you might want to use something else. This is also something you'll want to do outside, with excellent ventilation, not inside.

TMCNo1
03-01-2009, 09:19 AM
http://www.boatersworld.com/product/329510986.htm

1/2'' Stainless Steel - 12' Length, Mfr # S11451SP12B, Our Stock # 329510986
Our Price, $321.99

Holy cow, that's nearly 5, 12' pieces for the whole boat X $321.99 = over $1600 for 1/2" rubrail that is too narrow.
1" should the closest width to replace the old.


http://tacomarine.com/ccp51/media/images/product_category/S11-4650.gif (http://tacomarine.com/item--1-x-077-Gauge-Hollow-Back-S-S-Rub-Rail--S11-4650.html)
TACO# S11-4650
1’’x .077’’ Gauge Hollow Back S/S Rub Rail (http://tacomarine.com/item--1-x-077-Gauge-Hollow-Back-S-S-Rub-Rail--S11-4650.html)

I wouldn't even want to know the price of the 1" if the above is that much.

TMCNo1
03-01-2009, 09:25 AM
detail please? I have a few dock scratches where the white dock has rubbed on the black rubber rail. It isn't pretty and I would like to clean it up.

A periodic application of a silicone based protectant after cleaning, will keep it looking nice and help prevent marking in the future and aids in clean-up next time if necessary.

scramison
03-01-2009, 10:36 PM
Cool I will try it out soon.

wilbucd
03-02-2009, 12:42 PM
I have had good luck using steel wool to get blemishes out of the rubber rail.

JimN
03-02-2009, 02:41 PM
Scotch Brite bads work well, too.

Gonzo
03-02-2009, 03:33 PM
I pulled and tightened mine last yr. I put a bead of silicon around each of the screws that needed to be tightened. I also put one around the bottom of the rail to help seal it and keep water out… worked like a champ to fix a leak I had under my back seat. I even tried to put some fiberglass resin in the holes where I pulled some of the screws out… but it didn’t hold, the screws cracked it. It is also a good time to drill a hole for your transom LED light if you are inclined to ever put one back there. Then you can seal it all back up and get it all done at once. It also keeps the hole for the wire in a place less susceptible to backwash (i.e. under the rub rail)

CantRepeat
03-02-2009, 04:15 PM
I pulled and tightened mine last yr. I put a bead of silicon around each of the screws that needed to be tightened. I also put one around the bottom of the rail to help seal it and keep water out… worked like a champ to fix a leak I had under my back seat. I even tried to put some fiberglass resin in the holes where I pulled some of the screws out… but it didn’t hold, the screws cracked it. It is also a good time to drill a hole for your transom LED light if you are inclined to ever put one back there. Then you can seal it all back up and get it all done at once. It also keeps the hole for the wire in a place less susceptible to backwash (i.e. under the rub rail)

What transom LED are you talking about? Do you have some photos of such installed light? :cool:

TMCNo1
03-02-2009, 04:44 PM
What transom LED are you talking about? Do you have some photos of such installed light? :cool:

Knowing Gonzo, he went big time on his transom light!45053