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Attach top side to hull

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Attach top side to hull

Post by RSWORDS » Jul 13, 2017 7:54 pm

I'm pulling my factory rail off and replacing it with the rail from taco marine

http://tacomarine.com/product/V11-3161/ ... e-Rub-Rail

Since the factory rail that held the two halves together is gone how should i attach them to each other?

Will the insert in that rail with screws every 6" be sufficient?

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Post by AdamDK » Jul 13, 2017 8:32 pm

Check out proprider's posts here. He shows how he rebonded the deck to the hull after he split his Viper.

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Post by RSWORDS » Jul 13, 2017 8:36 pm

God that looks like a ton of work lol

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Post by RSWORDS » Jul 13, 2017 8:36 pm

I was thinking sealant and rivets lol

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Post by AdamDK » Jul 13, 2017 8:43 pm

I've heard of guys just using 3M 5200. With a good bond that stuff will never separate. (But I wouldn't trust it 100%)

I'm probably gonna do something similar. Rebond with 5200, rivets every 8 inches, then new rubrail with screws through the insert.
But also add strips of glass to the inside seam as well.

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