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1967 13' rubrail ?
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posted 03-25-2002 09:09 PM ET (US)
I just received the rubrail kit I order for my 1967 13'- model#500-05001. I was expecting the modeling to be a "true" white but it almost looks like the desert tan. It's color is labeled moonstone. Did I get the corect part? Also I am considering using ss screws to attack. Any recomendation as to the size to use and size of bit to pilot with? I have read the article on rubrails on post, any other tips would be appreciated. Thanks
posted 03-25-2002 09:41 PM ET (US)
That is the correct kit and the only one offered for the 13, Moonstone is an off white color.
Use the pop rivits that came with the kit. There is no reason to spend the extra $$ for SS screws.
posted 03-25-2002 10:36 PM ET (US)
Thanks Dick. I'm glad I got the corect kit. The kit came with no direction and I have never used rivots bofore. I do have I rivet gun, but am unsure what size bit to use for holes?
|Tom W Clark||
posted 03-25-2002 10:40 PM ET (US)
I'm a little surprised there are no instructions, but at any rate you use a drill the same size as the rivets themselves. If your kit is like the other Whaler rub rails I have installed in the (distant) past, the rivets are 3/16" and thus use a 3/16" bit.
posted 03-25-2002 10:45 PM ET (US)
Tom is correct on the drill bit info.
I think I have a copy of the instructions somewhere, I'll do some digging. They don't amount to much though.
posted 03-25-2002 11:00 PM ET (US)
My filing system was better than I thought. The instructions were where they should be and are on the way to you.
posted 03-26-2002 06:58 AM ET (US)
I am interested...where did you get the rub rail kit and how much did you pay for it.
posted 03-26-2002 01:22 PM ET (US)
I ordered the kit from my local Whaler dealer. The cost was $75 plus $20 shipping.
I assume any dealer could order it.
posted 03-26-2002 07:18 PM ET (US)
When I did my rubrail replacement last year I also was a little surprised to see the kit come through as tan. I really did not like how this looked against the blue interior, so I had my dealer order the all white kit from the 1998 Aniversary edition 13. It came out looking great, and more closely resembles the original one pc. I had removed.
By the way, you got a really good price, I think I paid close to $125.00 for mine, picked up at the dealer.
posted 03-26-2002 11:56 PM ET (US)
There is also a black rubrail made for that kit that can be ordered through West Marine and a couple of other after market manufacturers. I saw it on another boat at the marina and queried the fellow about it. Much nicer as it does not smudge or dirty so easily when you dock or ru against those creosote pilings, etc.
I am restoring a '66 13' at the moment and just finished building the steering console today!
posted 03-27-2002 12:46 AM ET (US)
Which West rubrail would work best? There are several to choose from. I need to replace the rail on my 1963, but I'm unsure as to the correct model to purchase.
posted 03-29-2002 10:26 PM ET (US)
My rubrail kit was in the box in the boat when I got it. Rivets and instructions were not included. I used ss screws. They were actually pretty easy. Kelly
posted 03-30-2002 12:50 AM ET (US)
I bought a black rub rail kit for my 13 through the boston whaler dealer. My boat is an '83 13 footer. I don't know if it is the same as the older 13's but it looks pretty nice. I used stainless steel #10 philips head screws. Unfortunately, i was not very happy with their performance. This is my first boat so it is trial and error. Since then I have read a few books on fiberglass and think i understand it a little better now. Glass does not seem to be the ideal prodict for holding screws. A pop rivet seems to be a better choice due to the way it works. It expands on the inner-side of the glass and spreds the force out over a larger area compared to the threds of a screw bitting into a the fiberglass. This is the second rubrail installed on this boat with screw, that I know of, so there were to many holes for rivets to be an option for me. I think the rubrail is installed at the factory with rivets and must be so for some reason. Good Luck.
posted 03-30-2002 09:30 AM ET (US)
Installed the 3-piece all white "anniversary" rubrail. Used screws vice rivets. My son and I did the job in less than an hour. Looks great. Ran the wiring for the bow light thro the rubrail. Josh at Caribee Marina was very helpful. If in the Keys I recommend. http://www.caribeeboats.com/
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