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Rub Rail Repair

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 2:22 pm
by desert sailor
Hi, all;

I have a '70s LS16. I was going to install a new rub rail to make it look nicer. Most of the kits I looked at on-line seem to snap over the edge to hold the piece in place. When I started to remove the rail on my boat it appears that the hull and topside are two pieces with a flange at the joint and the rail is somehow stapled through the flange to hold everything together. Does this sound right? Does anyone know how to fix/replace the rub rail? Are rub rails even available anywhere? If I don't replace it and just try to clean it up I would need the aluminum cover that fits over the rail at the stern, port and starboard. Does anyone have a used part I could buy?

Thanks.

Greg

Desert Sailor,
Cochiti Lake, New Mexico

Re: Rub Rail Repair

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 10:02 am
by CaptainScott
It might be helpful for folks if you could post pictures of what you are talking about.

Welcome aboard!
Scott

Re: Rub Rail Repair

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:25 pm
by desert sailor
Tried to post some pictures of the rub rail and side of the hull. Message says the file is too large. I don't know how to download them here. Suggestions?

Greg

Re: Rub Rail Repair

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:26 am
by C22Bob
Greg,

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Bob

Re: Rub Rail Repair

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:08 pm
by austinbillt
I have a late 1960's LS-13 with he same issue. I have located a custom source for extruding a replacement rub rail (ExactSeal in Indianapolis), and the preliminary estimate is around $5/foot. However, they have minimum of 100 feet, and we all need something just less than 35 feet. If we can find a third person, we should all be able to get to for $175 or less.

Bil Thompson, Austin, TX. 512-461-9230 cell, or bill_thompson@csi.com

Re: Rub Rail Repair

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:23 pm
by austinbillt
I have a late 1960's LS-13 with he same issue. The rail has a slot that accommodates the ridge and is attached using silicone sealant. I have not been able to find a stock source for this rub rail. However, I have located a custom source for extruding a replacement rub rail which is a half oval shape with a slot (ExactSeal in Indianapolis), and the cost is $8/foot plus a $125 set up fee. However, they have minimum of 100 feet, and we all need something just less than 35 feet. If we can find a third person to participate, it will cost just over $300 each.