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1981 Ocean Yachts Rub Rail Removal/Install

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  1. bayoubud

    bayoubud Senior Member

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    Looks good, your over the hill now. Did a similar project on a Chris Craft 31' CC years back, a lot of screws on a rubber base but with a round rubber insert.
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    Thanks.
    My son and I are going tomorrow to get it started. I hope to get the entire base on with 5200 behind it. Let that set up a day or two then go back pull an 8 ft section of screws out and install the S/S rail over it and so on.
  3. bayoubud

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    That should make a better install.
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    How does that stupid song go ?
    “ It’s all about the base, the base..?!” Lol.
    Got all of it on yesterday.
    Not perfectly Straight due to a few uneven hull/deck joint spots along with a few mistakes by me. FCE8F6BB-4549-431C-85D1-680C2AF576A5.jpeg
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  6. Boomer

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    Keep detailed notes on this job...my rail will have to come off next year to be resealed also. Starting to find hidden leaks
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    Scorpion 311 or 313?
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    uh? You have to start with the correct ingredients and good application of the recipe.
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    Scorpion 311
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    Ok will do. It's all about what your hull/joint looks like, the shape of it. Yours it probably different shape then mine. Ocean seemed to change it up over time. You have to fine the right base that best matches your hull/joint. My kit was 2 @ 48feet long. I had about two feet left over. Boat is 42 ft ;transom beam is about 11'. Look at Great Lakes Skipper and Taco web site for all the different rub rail base combinations. my job for everything , screws, 5200, rubrails = $1000
    Your boat $1500 or so.
    Labor if the yard did it; removal, clean out seam,paint , caulk, install = 40 hours two men $200 per hour = $8000.
    I can not boat like that. Got to DIY or I would never have a boat.
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    Done! Come on and rub my rail! 75B16AF0-00ED-4B05-BEF8-3B9DD6EC7489.jpeg
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    Haha, cleanslate that shiny rail is begging for some rubbing! Nice job.
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    Nice job, a secure rub rail is extremely important, as it can leak or even peel back in a strong head sea and cause an unexpected sinking in a short period of time.

    Happened to an older 42’ Uniflite on its way from Pt. Canaveral to the Bahamas a few years back. Took just a few minutes to go under.
  15. Boomer

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    Had one myself...awesome boat
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    Thanks Mr. Pacblue.
    Yikes , never heard of that one . But sure I can see that happening .
    Me and my boat is a 5’ and under sea boat ! I’m sure I could peel back something on my old boat if I wanted to! Lol. The good old Delaware Bay , here in my back yard can be an SOB like the gulf steam . Strong currents and opposing winds make it really nasty at times. I’m sure to always carefully picked my Weather when traveling it.

    those docking lights I have a put my bow can be problematic too.
    they’ve been known to be punched out in heavy seas and become big large openings for taking on water.
    I’ve inspected both sides of mine and they are still in good shape and tight.
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    I prefer the DIY for the learning curve aspect of things...plus it gives you more knowledge about your own boat and how it is put together
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    Totally true! You have to know your boat. And be able to evaluate and fix things especially while on the water far away from any dock and help.
    Plus it's getting harder and harder to find a place with good mechanics of any sort to work on our boats. That is the other reason I'm a DIY. I would rather spend a hundred or two for the right tools/supplies and do it my self. even if that tool never gets used in a few years, you are still better off.
    My yard lets me do what ever I want on my boat . Mostly because they have no skilled mechanics to do any work. Back in the day, 1970s to say 2000 if you tried to do any work on your boat other than wash the boat, the yard would say they have to do it. Not so anymore. No skilled labor around.
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    And that wavy gravy Olde Flexible Flyer hull! Lol.