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    Don't know if this is the right forum for this! But I did a search and didn't find good info. Does anyone have info on rub rail install maybe some pics.of there install would help! One of the many projects in my future! WT


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    Althought Josh bitterly hates to do this he does this really well ,specially compound curves Call and I'll put you thru to him if you need help Tom

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    I had the aluminum type with the rubber insert originally on the boat. It was a little bent up and I couldn't find the proper replacement so I went with a solid vinyl type and like that a lot better. It installs with ss countersunk screws so it is removable.



    For bending it around corners I put a quartz light on it for 10 minutes to warm it up and it formed great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Althought Josh bitterly hates to do this he does this really well ,specially compound curves Call and I'll put you thru to him if you need help Tom

    (get a pneumatic pop riveter and a 'soft mallet")
    Tom, thanks for the info. I will give a call when I get to it!

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    I had the aluminum type with the rubber insert originally on the boat. It was a little bent up and I couldn't find the proper replacement so I went with a solid vinyl type and like that a lot better. It installs with ss countersunk screws so it is removable.



    For bending it around corners I put a quartz light on it for 10 minutes to warm it up and it formed great.
    That does look good on your boat and seems fairly simple Thanks WT


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    Quote Originally Posted by Widetrack View Post
    Don't know if this is the right forum for this! But I did a search and didn't find good info. Does anyone have info on rub rail install maybe some pics.of there install would help! One of the many projects in my future! WT
    I'm going to be doing the same thing in a few weeks, I was going to use the half round 1/2" aluminum rail from www.rubrails.com and maybe paint it black but I didn't like it so much. and I have several compound curves, and I would like a dark color. I like unchained's and now I'm thinking about going that route. Tom spoke about a soft hammer, but I don't think that will get it done on my boat with the aluminum rail... can you heat it and shape it(with out wrecking it) for the compound curves? who sells the rail that unchained is using? that's good for what I want to do. I decided that I am better off putting it on the inside of the boat also, to keep the passengers legs from getting scratched and pulling the glass away. any help would be great. thanks!

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    also, 1/2" is about all my boat can use on the out side.

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    Rex Marine carries all the rub rail L&L used to stock. You can get many styles, sizes, and choice of aluminum anodize, and rubber insert colors.
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    V hulls are a walk in the park. This little 18 tunnel was a bit of a challange, but when you have the molds for the boat, it's easy to make a jig. The front was bent out of one piece of 3/4" extruded aluminum, anodized red. It came out bitch'n and nice and tight on the inside curves of the sponsons. Start at front and in the middle of a 12' stick and work your way to the back. Thay make a nice little cover for the but end of the incert. It's a piece of cake.


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    Nice !

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