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dovermac posted 03-06-2005 08:23 AM ET (US)   Profile for dovermac   Send Email to dovermac  
I just removed the rub rail and mounting track from my 19' 1976 Outrage. There are previous posts that talk about rivets vs screws but on the aft portions of the track there were machined bolts. Is this normal? I really didn't see a threaded insert. I assumed some previous owner used them directly into wood/Fiberglass?
Note, the rub rail itself had holes in about 8 spots where you could access the bolt head. What I am planning on doing is filling all those old semi cracked rivet holds, do some spot repairs with fiberglass, and start fresh.


Outraged posted 03-06-2005 10:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for Outraged  Send Email to Outraged     
I have the same year and length Whaler you refer to, and replaced the rubrail on my boat last summer. I had the machined bolts you refer to at the end of my rub-rail as well. They secured the end of the insert, as it rounded the transom. There is a nut imbeded in the glass om mine.I did the same thing as far as filling the old poprivet holes. The warmer the tempature, the better for this project. Hope this helps. Outraged
dovermac posted 03-06-2005 02:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for dovermac  Send Email to dovermac     
Thanks. Where did you purchase your kit at? I see Twin Cities Marina listed often. DId you use red?
Outraged posted 03-06-2005 04:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Outraged  Send Email to Outraged     
I got my rubrail kit from Go 2 Marine on the Internet. The brand name was "Taco" and it is carried by many marine supply places.I stayed with the black color for the rail.Outraged
alexhiguera posted 03-06-2005 11:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for alexhiguera  Send Email to alexhiguera     

Use screws not pop rivets for the new one, 6" apart in corners/radius, 1' along straights

I have done this before... seal (don't use a sealant, use fiber reinforced filler) all old holes from previous rubrails, sand and fair and re-gelcoat. I know this area doesn't show under/after the new rubrail is installed but this is my way of doing things......right!

Puerto Rico

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