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L H G posted 04-29-2009 05:35 PM ET (US)   Profile for L H G  
I have a 42' length of very slightly used red insert, removed from my 19 Outrage. It is long enough to do a complete installation on a 16/17 Newport, and is in remarkably good condition, as you can see in this photo: current=1187197-R1-021-9.jpg

It is original from the factory in Oct of 1974, and the boat was stored indoors since new, so there is practically no fading at all. Additional restoration work can be done acorrding to Jeff's post here: .

$70 to your door in the 48.

Cliveous Ogg posted 05-02-2009 03:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Cliveous Ogg  Send Email to Cliveous Ogg     
I am interested in the Red Rubrail-I have a 1981 Newport with a very faced red rubrail. Are you sure that it would fit the Newport? I have heard conflicting reports about the cross section being different.

I will definitely purchase it if we can verify that it will fit-which should not be difficult to do.

You may already know that since I gather from reading your postings that you have vastly more experience with Whalers than I do.

Thanks for you reply

Cliveous Ogg posted 05-02-2009 07:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Cliveous Ogg  Send Email to Cliveous Ogg     
Hey there-Just wanted you to know tha tI am serious about purchasing the red rubrail. You can contact me on my email address listed above in my profile. I can not seem to locate your email address.

Cliveous Ogg

Jeff posted 05-02-2009 08:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jeff  Send Email to Jeff     

What Larry is selling will fit your Newport.

Cliveous Ogg posted 05-03-2009 09:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for Cliveous Ogg  Send Email to Cliveous Ogg     
Sounds great-I will take it for sure-Is there an email that I could use to get ahold of Larry?

Thanks Jeff for your input-You are very helpful-Your Newport is serving as both an inspiration and model for mine- YOu have done a great job.

My E-TEC reposer whould be complete sometime this week so I hope to get it back on the May 11 or 12-Yahoo!

L H G posted 05-04-2009 05:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
I sent an e-mail to Cliveous.

I just did some testing on the surface of this rubrail, and found that Jeff's recommendation on using #400 grit wet sandpaper is too aggressive, and dulls the surface. So I switched to #1500 grit, and found it does a great job bringing it back. Then I followed up with "KIT" brand Scratch-Out (yellow bottle) and it shined up beautifully, like new. No other treatment needed.

Cliveous Ogg posted 05-04-2009 08:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Cliveous Ogg  Send Email to Cliveous Ogg     
Thanks Larry-I will go read your email
L H G posted 05-05-2009 11:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
Red insert is SOLD and shipped.
Cliveous Ogg posted 05-11-2009 04:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Cliveous Ogg  Send Email to Cliveous Ogg     
Larry Just wanted to let you know that I have recceived the red Rubrail and am very happy with it-This is going to really make the Newport look as it was intended to!

Thanks again,


L H G posted 05-20-2009 04:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
Reggie - Give us a link to some photos of the Newport when you have the red insert installed.

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