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crbuckjr posted 01-31-2002 12:12 PM ET (US)   Profile for crbuckjr   Send Email to crbuckjr  
I am considering buying a 15 ft sport that needs a new rub rail. does anyone know how much they cost to purchase and what is a reasonable price for the installation? thanks
Dick posted 01-31-2002 01:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
The rub rail kit is available through a Boston Whaler dealer. The part number is 500-05005 and the price should be around $100.00 +/-.

The installation is not difficult but very time consuming so paying an hourly rate it could get spendy.


Bigshot posted 01-31-2002 01:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Most classics need them or will need them soon. They get brittle. My 89's is overdue but I don't have the time just yet.
bc posted 01-31-2002 07:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for bc    
I replaced mine back last fall. I ordered it from Twin Cities marine (their number is under the brass drain tube thread) It was around 100 bucks with a little shipping. Take your time with this job and be careful working around the bow light. Good luck.
Harpoon Hilbert posted 08-18-2002 12:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Harpoon Hilbert  Send Email to Harpoon Hilbert     
I've done this repair before on a 13 footer. What helps is if you lay the new rub-rail out in the sun for a while before installation, this softens the rail and makes it much more pliable!
Good Luck, Jim:
Bertramp posted 08-20-2002 02:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bertramp  Send Email to Bertramp     
I'm in agreement about getting the kit warm first. I did a 13' a few years ago and the coils that the kit comes in need to be opened up and "solarized" to make life easier.

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