Rub Rail Repair

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Rub Rail Repair

Postby desert sailor » Fri May 04, 2018 2:22 pm

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

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Re: Rub Rail Repair

Postby CaptainScott » Tue May 22, 2018 10:02 am

It might be helpful for folks if you could post pictures of what you are talking about.

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Re: Rub Rail Repair

Postby desert sailor » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:25 pm

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?

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Re: Rub Rail Repair

Postby C22Bob » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:26 am

Greg,

To keep our server storage cost low, we enforce a 256KB limit for image attachments. Most cameras these days have a default setting of 1MB, so if trying to take something directly off your camera and post here, you're likely going to hit that limit. There are a ton of free photo editors online which are very easy to use. An easy to use website for basic resizing is http://www.simpleimageresizer.com.

I uploaded a 1MB file, chose the 'make image 50% smaller' and got back the file as 258KB.
Full Disclaimer -- Chryslersailors.com is not associated with that web site, and advise you carefully read their privacy policy before uploading files to it. Some of these sites make money obviously through advertisements, but also take ownership of your image for possible sale to stock photo houses.

Also, keep in mind you don't have to attach the file. If the image is already on a website, get the image address and paste into your message using the BBCode [img] image tag ---here's some info on that under our FAQ

http://www.chryslersailors.com/discussion/faq.php?sid=049e3e14f616593124f33c9711ab8101#f3r3

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