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Joesnew13ft posted 01-06-2003 01:31 PM ET (US)   Profile for Joesnew13ft   Send Email to Joesnew13ft  
Hello out there. I am restoring for hobby a 1967 bw 13ft. I have removed the old 1 piece white rub rail and trying to decide to put a new white one piece or go back with new 3 piece rub rail. I would prefer not drilling holes. Does that mean I have to use the one piece white rail or can i glue the 3 piece rail and bypass putting in the screws?

Thanks in advance,


Bigshot posted 01-06-2003 02:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
get the 3 piece and drill and rivet it on. They take abuse and glue won't hold up. Don't worry, it will be fine and last another 30 years.
landarch posted 01-07-2003 06:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for landarch  Send Email to landarch     
Used the same rubrail kit when I restored my 64 model 13. Although it comes with ss rivets, would suggest using ss screws. If it makes you feel better shoot a little marine "goop" into the drill holes. Better have a heat gun! Good Luck
Chesapeake posted 01-09-2003 09:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Joe: After having both the one piece and the three piece, I would strongly suggest the 3 piece. From an appearance standpoint, the three piece looks much cleaner and updates the lines, in my opinion. From a practical standpoint, the three piece provides much more protection and has the side benefit of creating a way to hide new wiring to the bow light, should you ever need that.

Having installed the 3-piece on both a 17 and a 13, it is not a difficult job. Use rivets or screws. The rivets require a small hole, apply fast, and fit tight. I chose this way. SS screws might be good as you can remove them easier in 15 years if you ever need to replace. My installs were with rivets.

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