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Old     (dgarland0)      Join Date: Apr 2003       07-20-2017, 10:11 PM Reply   
Curious if anyone here has ever installed a new rub rail on their boat. I need to replace mine,not just the insert, but the whole thing. Seems like a big job, but my shop gave me a rough estimate, which was rough for me to hear!

David
Old     (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-20-2017, 10:47 PM Reply   
Been there. If yours is all rubber, you're gonna need heat-meaning the sun. Plan to spend a good part of the day doing it. There's a fine balance between pulling too hard and not enough as you're installing it. It's a two person job.
Old     (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       07-20-2017, 10:48 PM Reply   
Yup I have done it let me gues they told you $1000 + dollars
Old     (dgarland0)      Join Date: Apr 2003       07-20-2017, 10:51 PM Reply   
the rough estimate was "at least $700"
Old     (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-21-2017, 7:40 AM Reply   
I guess it depends on how much you can get the parts for, how much time you have, what your time is worth and how much skill you have.
Old     (bass10after)      Join Date: Feb 2010       07-21-2017, 8:22 AM Reply   
does anyone have a good source for parts? I have a tan rubrail( the insert and the backing that attatches to the boat) i'd like to change to black.. It looks like one long piece with the ends meeting up in the back and a cover over the seams. The boat is a 23' mastercraft
Old     (dgarland0)      Join Date: Apr 2003       07-21-2017, 8:52 AM Reply   
I hear iboats.com or west marine is a great source for them. If anyone is in So Cal and has experience doing this and wanting to make a few extra bucks I would rather pay you than the shop!

David
Old     (jonblarc7)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-21-2017, 8:57 AM Reply   
I read somewhere on here along time ago about soaking the rub rail in a 5 gallon buck of really hot water before you put it on. To make it easier to work with.
Old     (getssum)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-21-2017, 8:57 AM Reply   
Pretty sure Taco marine has all the rubrails ever made.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtJs_NbmJXM

http://tacomarine.com/
Old     (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-21-2017, 10:54 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonblarc7 View Post
I read somewhere on here along time ago about soaking the rub rail in a 5 gallon buck of really hot water before you put it on. To make it easier to work with.
Laying it out on a warm, sunny driveway for an hour worked well for me.
Old     (Droopington)      Join Date: Jul 2015       07-21-2017, 11:18 AM Reply   
soak it in hot water and use a rubber mallet. It's really not that hard to be honest.
Old     (fastlanephx)      Join Date: Mar 2014       07-21-2017, 9:59 PM Reply   
just bring the boat to Arizona in the summer and do it , its pretty simple.

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