Bow Rail Restoration

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Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Postby carl » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:44 pm

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Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Postby javalin390 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:09 pm

Great post Carl. Mine need some attention as well. Thanks for the great photo's.
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Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Postby tundrarules » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:29 am

Carl,
Thanks very much for documenting your process. This will help us for many years.

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Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Postby Fastjeff » Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:15 am

Looking good, but I'd use small nylon flat washers instead of that full pattern piece. The reason is to let water flow below the connection, to reduce crevasse corrosion.

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Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Postby jralbert » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:24 am

Jeff's suggestion is the one that makes best practice. Using thicker rubber or (better) Starboard as Carl did are OK, but the former is less complicated and certainly separates metal from metal. As I reflect on what I did (now nearly 20 yrs ago, I took the base pieces to a machine shop and had them deepen the original channels under the rail feet to promote better drainage. But the use of cheap washers is the elegant solution. (That's why some call Jeff Capt Elegance)

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Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Postby Rockxx » Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:36 pm

The nylon washer worked well for me also. I put a dab of silicone on each washer and positioned over the screw hole and let it dry in place before I started replacing the rails. This was the "Jeff" method and sure beat trying to get a washer between the base and deck with silicone screws in hand. You really can't tell that the washers are in place once I reinstalled the rail.

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Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Postby carl » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:31 pm

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Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Postby Fastjeff » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:29 am

..."(That's why some call Jeff Capt Elegance)"

More people call me "Capt. Cheapskate."

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Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Postby carl » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:04 pm

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Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Postby jralbert » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:45 pm

Good work getting access to the underside of the cleats.
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