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Old 11-19-2013, 07:12 PM
GKinTN GKinTN is offline
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Boat: 1991 Prostar 190
Location: Southeast - Nashville, TN area
Posts: 110
I just replaced ALL the rivets holding my rub rail onto my newly acquired '91 PS190. Took me two long afternoons...whew! The original rail is in quite decent condition, just that over the years a dock bump or two must have loosened up most of the rivets. Instead of upgrading to screws/bolts I simply replaced the rivets, however I ran an ample amount of silicone underneath the entire rail and also added extra silicone at each rivet point. It's now solid as a rock, and is now glued in place not just held every 6" by a rivet or screw. The trick was getting the old rail insert back in as it's barely in the 50s here and I'm working outside. I used a heat gun and worked the insert back in about 2" at a time. 3/16" aluminum pop rivets with 1/2" deep grip worked great.
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