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Re: Replacing Rub rail Pearson 36-2
Hello Chris. Pictures are limited right now as I am having some storage changes. Anyway, the rub rail is not so bad to replace. Once I took off the old one, I fully scraped and cleaned the hull/deck joint. Mine was in bad shape and had many areas that water would seep in. When cleaned out i resealed with 3M 4000.... was generous with this.
With the rail it is a two person job. The person below will be drilling. The person above will be putting the new rub rail in place and dropping the bolt through. I started at the front and worked my way back. Also, before dropping the rub rail down, I put a string of butyl tape along the entire inside edge as well as "donuts" around the bolt holes on the deck. It gets tricky but the extra effort is well worth the time as now I have no leaks from the rail. area.
If you have any additional questions let me know and I will send you my phone number. I have basically taken my P36-2 (1986 hul 101) apart for a complete refit.