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Old 08-19-2015, 09:29 PM
Jeremy107 Jeremy107 is offline
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Rub rail replacement

I have watched a handful of videos online and it looks like the rub rail is something I could do pretty well with ease. My questions for the ones who have done it before.

I noticed there in a "inner" rub rail and a "outter" rub rail. I am looking to replace the entire rail. I'm not sure which size I have because I have seen several different sizes and styles. Currently own a 93 maristar, also where to purchase everything from?
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:35 PM
atihanyi atihanyi is offline
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taco marine
rub rail and rubber insert
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Old 08-20-2015, 01:07 AM
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I have a 1979 S&S. The aluminum ("outer") rail was vulture-beaked in a downward fashion after the bow swung-up under a dock and it just caught the rail. The rubber/vinyl/plastic/whatever-it-is insert was also old and shrunken, so the ends were pulled out to either side of the boat on the stern, leaving and unsightly six to eight inch gap between the ends and the blower vent in the center of the stern.

Purchased a new insert from Taco, but removed the aluminum rail to reshape it myself. Mine was attached to the boat with rivets, so I drilled them all out, filled the holes with epoxy filler, heated and hammered the bow tip back into place, drilled NEW holes and re-riveted all around.

Some people use screws. While mine is riveted, I did use some screws in the bow area to suck the aluminum rail in nice and snug with the hull.

Hope that helps. Good luck.
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Old 08-24-2015, 08:21 PM
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Rub Rail Rivets

I had to drill a few of mine after I found a pound of silicon sealant under the deck/hull cap.
Some drilled out easily, others seemed to be made of steel. What type of drill did you use?
Did you have to use any oil on the bit or rivets?

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Old 08-29-2015, 03:57 PM
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+1 for epoxy and some screws

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Old 03-17-2016, 04:41 PM
Jeremy107 Jeremy107 is offline
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I am looking at all the options for rub rail replacement but i was curious on which to pick? I see about 8 different styles, I don't have any aluminum of anything mine is all plastic,

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Old 03-17-2016, 05:47 PM
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I also used taco marine when I did the '93 Maristar 225 I had. Pretty easy job but having an extra person really helps.
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Old 03-18-2016, 09:22 AM
Jeremy107 Jeremy107 is offline
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MasterCraft boats at Taco website has the below options, does anyone have any experience on which one I should be getting? Not sure if each boat has different rails since it only allowed me to select Mastercraft and not my model of boat
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