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    Default Why do most Jets have Rub Strips?

    Just curious why jets always seemed to be crafted with rub strips?

    It takes a lot away from them imo.

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    Most all boats have rub rail. It covers the seam where the cap connects to the bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Mohican View Post
    Most all boats have rub rail. It covers the seam where the cap connects to the bottom.
    Why do so many V-drives not have this? Is the construction method different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Mohican View Post
    Most all boats have rub rail. It covers the seam where the cap connects to the bottom.
    It is also quite expensive to cap a hull.
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    All part of the cost of manufacturing and final sales price. When the jet boat originally came out they were less expensive than a similar Vdrive, less rigging = less cost. Both Jets and Vdrive have similar build process the decission on capping the boat or leaving the rub rail is related to cost and personal preference. I agree with you that you see alot more jets with thr rub rail, but i have see a few vdrive with it as well.

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    Most jets have been carefully cared for and retain the factory rub rail.

    Most vdrives are older than dirt and have been hashed and painted a hundred times at which time some hack smears the crack with bondo till it cracks and looks like shit.

    Personnaly I run the other way when I look at a smoothed hull. Tells me it was a pos till its mystery resto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chop Shop View Post
    Most jets have been carefully cared for and retain the factory rub rail.

    Most vdrives are older than dirt and have been hashed and painted a hundred times at which time some hack smears the crack with bondo till it cracks and looks like shit.

    Personnaly I run the other way when I look at a smoothed hull. Tells me it was a pos till its mystery resto.
    That's a complete blanket statement of bullshit, considering most restos come out far better than the shit the factory sends out, especially in this demographic. Unless that's your preferred method of hiding things is to "smooth them over", I'd say you're pretty much way off the mark.
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    With a 'rub rail' the docks I can use are far a FEW between (can't really use fenders on a 21' Daytona) > without the rub rail the one dock/ramp I can use in my area would be useless.
    I'll take, and NEED the rub rail
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    Quote Originally Posted by chop shop View Post
    most jets have been carefully cared for and retain the factory rub rail.

    Most vdrives are older than dirt and have been hashed and painted a hundred times at which time some hack smears the crack with bondo till it cracks and looks like shit.

    Personnaly i run the other way when i look at a smoothed hull. Tells me it was a pos till its mystery resto.
    whatever!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chop Shop View Post
    Most jets have been carefully cared for and retain the factory rub rail.

    Most vdrives are older than dirt and have been hashed and painted a hundred times at which time some hack smears the crack with bondo till it cracks and looks like shit.

    Personnaly I run the other way when I look at a smoothed hull. Tells me it was a pos till its mystery resto.

    Maybe that explains the name "Chop Shop".

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    I just see that challenger (my first boat hull actually) in the for sale and the rub strip totally turns me off. I know challenger isn't the best hull, but it's not bad. I never tie my boats to a dock and beaching it has to be nice sand. I just remember hating the rub rail, it was always hot and just looked so ugly.

    How is a boat "properly capped", does anyone have pictures?

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    Ever tried to dock a jet-bote? Your honor......I rest my case................


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    The reality of it is no one wants to put that kind of money in a ol fooked up Jet Boat. If you will drive a Jet....oh well....you get what I meen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chop Shop View Post
    Most jets have been carefully cared for and retain the factory rub rail.

    Most vdrives are older than dirt and have been hashed and painted a hundred times at which time some hack smears the crack with bondo till it cracks and looks like shit.

    Personnaly I run the other way when I look at a smoothed hull. Tells me it was a pos till its mystery resto.
    Wow, just when I think I've heard it all...
    The v-drive/jet boat rivalry will never be settled, but I'd have to believe most jet boaters would have to agree that this is absolutely idiotic.
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