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Rub Rail - adhesive?

We have a newsed Catalina 36. She's a great boat, but I saw where one Catalina owner described the rub rail's sole purpose was to protect the dock.

On two occasions recently we have rubbed against a piling, and the rubber rail has come out of its track and had to be removed from that point all the way aft and then tapped back in with a rubber mallet. This caused the rubber to be stretched slightly, resulting in a short piece of excess rubber by the time I got to the stern. This was then cut off.

Is there any reason not to put some silicone in the track the next time I have to reinsert the rubber? I'm not talking about 5200ing it!

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Re: Rub Rail - adhesive?

I'd recommend contacting Steve Seal founder of Seal's Spars and Rigging. He sells replacement Cal, Newport and Schock rubrails while he doesn't sell Catalina rub rails he's an expert on the subject.

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