1968 SPORT 13 Rub Rail Replacement

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stanyon
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1968 SPORT 13 Rub Rail Replacement

Postby stanyon » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:40 pm

Redoing my 13' 1968 Sport, any thoughts on the best Rub Rail option ?

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Re: Rub Rail

Postby Jefecinco » Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:22 am

If or when I ever find the time and energy I plan to replace the rub rail on our 1981 Sport 13. I believe the classic rub rails are more attractive than functional. The new rub rails on Boston Whalers are less attractive but more functional. I will replace the original rub rail on our classic with one of the new ones if it will fit well.
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Re: Rub Rail

Postby jimh » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:08 am

I give my thoughts in the FAQ answer.

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dg22
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Re: Rub Rail

Postby dg22 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:10 am

I used the 3 piece rub rail from Boston Whaler for my 1967 13 footer. I really like the way it looks and it covers up the imperfections along the edge. When you install it, do it on a hot day so it is easier to bend. I also recommend screws over rivets in case you need to re-paint or do touch ups down the road you can easily back out the screws.

fina
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Re: Rub Rail

Postby fina » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:20 pm

Marine Consignment Long Island has 34' of Boston Whaler Rail for $150

Email bill@wmawards.com and i will send pic

Wingman1100A
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Re: Rub Rail

Postby Wingman1100A » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:56 pm

Here is a good site for rub rails and such.

http://barbourplastics.com/marine-extrusions/

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Re: Rub Rail

Postby jimh » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:49 pm

Wingman1100A wrote:Here is a good site for rub rails and such...


There is a better URL link in the article mentioned in the FAQ. I suggest reading the FAQ, the article it recommends, and following that link.

http://www.rubrailsdirect.com/Boston_Wh ... b-rail.htm

Note: some links on the BarbourPlastics.com website re-direct to URL's with RubRailsDirect.com as the host.

stanyon
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Re: Rub Rail

Postby stanyon » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:21 am

Thanks for all of the replies. I went to the Barbour site and they have a lot of product. My ability to visualize what [the replacement rub rail components] would look like on my boat is limited.

[Seeks] pictures with a rail kit installed and the source information.

Thanks again

Sailor536
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Re: Rub Rail

Postby Sailor536 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:39 pm

What type of screws are best used to attach the 3 piece rub rail on a 13' Whaler? For example, does it matter if they're flat head, pan head, other?
13 Boston Whaler Hull 14379 - 1964

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Re: Rub Rail

Postby jimh » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:14 pm

Good questions. Will a pan head screw interfere with the vinyl insert snapping in place?

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Re: Rub Rail

Postby Acseatsri » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:43 pm

I'd use the rivets. Since the fiberglass is so thin, the screw holds on less than 1 thread. The rivet grabs around the whole circumference of the hole and has no sharp edges to enlarge and loosen the hole like the screw does. Easy to remove by drilling off the head with a 3/16" drill, then push it through into the foam and install a new one.

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Re: 1968 SPORT 13 Rub Rail Replacement

Postby ziemer » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:04 am

I went with #10 pan head screws on mine. Tried a couple with #12's, but it showed too much when you put the insert in.

I was able to do the complete install by myself, but if you have a helper, it will definitely go smoother. I used the quick clamps and did a small section at a time as I worked my way around the boat. Started about 2 feet from the transom on the port side. Pre-drilled and sank the screws in place. Then once the entire rub rail was in place and cut to fit, I went back and caulked and used a counter sink bit on the rail to get the screws essentially flush.

I went with the all black 3 piece kit direct from Whaler.
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Re: 1968 SPORT 13 Rub Rail Replacement

Postby Paul A » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:53 am

The boats I have purchased (13-15 foot, 1965-1973) have riveted rub rails that have failed. It is VERY easy to pull out the remaining rivets. I re-instal with #10 pan head and 5200 giving more grip than just the fiberglass.