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Re: Isaac Damage to rub rail
Somehow during the 8' surge accompanying issac my port side rub rail got hung up on a dock piling and parted about 1/3 of the way forward from the stern. Except for about 7-12" bent outward on each side of the break the rest is still firmly attached. This is for a 1985 hunter 40' - the rub rail is attached at the hull deck joint adjacent and at right angles to the toerail. The dual assembly is bolted every 6" or so down the entire length. The rub rail is one piece.
To fix it I'm thinking remove the whole thing, get it welded back together and straightened out then reinstall. Does anyone have any experience with this - any better/easier ideas? Thanks
That's almost certainly anodized aluminium - trying to repair it is nearly futile. It would require expert welding & metal finishing and then re-anodizing.
Have you contacted Hunter - they might even have some of it on hand.
Otherwise, I'd find something suitable at a big metal supplier and replace the whole thing.
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