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SEMI-RIGID VINYL RUB RAIL INSTALLATION
This rub rail comes in complete 30' kits which
include end caps, screws and is predrilled. The
average boat requires two kits. When cutting,
use a miter box to insure the rub rail you are
installing has a straight end.
Place masking tape above or below where the
rub rail will go. Note: When a screw is properly
installed into the hole, the screw head should sit just
below the surface.
Start in the middle of the transom, or if you are not going around the
transom, start at the corner of the transom. Have a helper unroll about 4'
of rub rail and take the curve out of it.
Starting 12" from the end, drill through the
predrilled rub rail holes into the boat, or drill
and countersink the rub rail. Coat the screw
threads with Silicone or 3M 5200 and install
Continue uncoiling, straightening and drilling
or drilling and countersinking. Coat the
threads and work in one direction around
the boat until you have installed the first coil.
Leave the last 12" unfastened. We will finish
this in step 8.
When you have to bend the rub rail around a
corner, move the heat gun back and forth to
prevent overheating the rub rail.
Straighten out about 4' of the next coil.
Overlap the end of the last coil by 1/8" and
attach the first screw approximately 12" from
the end. Leave these two ends loose for now.
Continue installing the rub rail until you come
to where you started at the transom or at the
corner of the transom leaving the last 12"
unfastened. If you are ending the rub rail at
the corner of the transom or motor well, you
can now install the corner end caps.
To make splices, pull the two sections towards
you until they meet and push in until they
snap into place. Drill through the rub rail and
install a screw 1" & 6" from each end.
For installation of insert and end cap, please
follow the instructions on page 44.
Once the rub rail comes in contact with the hull stop
tightening the screw!
When making splices, make sure the ends are cut
straight and smooth