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Rub rail
« on: September 26, 2017, 01:11:06 PM »
It's been a long time since I put a rub rail on and for the life of me I can not remember what product to put on the hull, under the rub rail. Can I get ideas of what is the best product.

Thanks

Darren
Have -15' Hunter, Had - 2 each 17' Rangers, Had - 1 each 17 Skip Chaser, Had - 1 each 19' Skip Chaser, Have - 21' Skip Ranger.

Offline Salmon King

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Re: Rub rail
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 01:18:39 PM »
I just did mine last week.
I used 100% silicone sealant on the joint and each screw head.
I did not put any on them outside of the rub rail or the metal. 
Nice clean looking outcome with all of the sealant out of site.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2017, 07:45:00 PM by Salmon King »
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Offline Yachter Yat

Re: Rub rail
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 02:28:29 PM »
   IMO, BoatLife's  Lifeseal would be a better choice.  I call it "high-powered" silicone. :biggrin:   A little more money, but you'll probably only do it once.

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Re: Rub rail
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 04:06:56 PM »
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Re: Rub rail
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 10:20:37 PM »

Lifeseal is a combination of marine silicone and polyurethane.

3M 5200 is polyurethane.
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Offline Yachter Yat

Re: Rub rail
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2017, 05:33:52 AM »
   Croaker, that's correct.  We just want to make sure nobody confuses LifeSeal with 5200.  5200 is permanent, whereas LifeSeal is.......well........"high-powered" silicone.  :jester:  I've used it quite a number of times over the years for various jobs.  I imagine it would work well for rub rails; might have less of a tendency to "peel-off" as we so often see along that area.   I found it works great for gluing transducers in the bilge as well.  If I ever ordered a new Arima I'd probably be tempted to send a case of it to Bremerton. 

Yat 
Dear Arima:  Stretch the Hunter platform by 5. Next, stretch the Explorer by 9 and steal 2 or 3 from the cabin.  Please hurry, I'm getting old.

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Re: Rub rail
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2017, 05:44:05 AM »
Yat....that peeling off issue is exactly why I elected to not have any showing on the top or bottom joints with the hull.
By sealing the joint 1st and letting it cure prior to reinstalling the Aluminum part of the rail I eliminated that problem.
When you couple that with sealing the screws as you put them in there’s no chance for them to allow water to seep in either PLUS the added benefit of extra holding power so they stay put when the hull flexes.
I’m confident my job will hold up for as long as I live.
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Offline Yachter Yat

Re: Rub rail
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2017, 01:42:32 PM »
   Salmon, what did you use for sealant?   

Yat
Dear Arima:  Stretch the Hunter platform by 5. Next, stretch the Explorer by 9 and steal 2 or 3 from the cabin.  Please hurry, I'm getting old.

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Offline Yachter Yat

Re: Rub rail
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2017, 03:50:25 PM »
   Ooops!  :doh:  Okay, Salmon........100% silicone.  Just looked back at your first post.  I'm up now!  :hoboy:   

Yat
Dear Arima:  Stretch the Hunter platform by 5. Next, stretch the Explorer by 9 and steal 2 or 3 from the cabin.  Please hurry, I'm getting old.

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Re: Rub rail
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2017, 04:52:48 PM »
Mark....." Markinshorline " Thank you so much for the help getting this rub rail on before it gets cold. This boat might be ready early 2018.
Have -15' Hunter, Had - 2 each 17' Rangers, Had - 1 each 17 Skip Chaser, Had - 1 each 19' Skip Chaser, Have - 21' Skip Ranger.

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Re: Rub rail
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2017, 05:39:47 PM »
It’s always fun to work on a project with another AO member!  Looking good!
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Re: Rub rail
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2017, 06:01:05 PM »
Why did you leave so fast? The lawn still needs mowing :cha:
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Re: Rub rail
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2017, 07:30:38 PM »
Looking good there darren!!
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Re: Rub rail
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2017, 09:32:02 AM »
Nice looking job on that unique top!   :applause:

Is that the last time you will move it to a different boat??   :rimshot:
Greg
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Re: Rub rail
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2017, 02:23:17 PM »
This top will not be taken off the 21 ranger :yeahthat:  from a 17 to 19 to a 21 ranger........over :redface:
Have -15' Hunter, Had - 2 each 17' Rangers, Had - 1 each 17 Skip Chaser, Had - 1 each 19' Skip Chaser, Have - 21' Skip Ranger.

Offline Yachter Yat

Re: Rub rail
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2017, 06:10:03 AM »
    Hey Greg, judging by the number of Arimas Marine40 has owned, could it be that you have been "dethroned".  We'd have to do a recount, but is it possible the "Gold Cup" could wind-up on Whidbey  Island?   :facepalm:

Yat
Dear Arima:  Stretch the Hunter platform by 5. Next, stretch the Explorer by 9 and steal 2 or 3 from the cabin.  Please hurry, I'm getting old.

16 SC/Honda 60