Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail
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Attached is the drawing showing the cross section of the rub rail for our SM #240. Yours is may be similar. Should be of significant help in understanding the details.
The rub rail is fiberglass integral with the hull, the rubber strip is simply a gutter and provides a closure. We have pulled it out and pushed it back in while repairing the fiberglass rubrail, not an easy job, but doable even on a 15 year old boat.
S/V Aletes SM#240
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:46 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail
The rub rail suffered damage due to being struck by another boat while at anchor. I've read about how this is a rubber strip applied to the hull. On my boat (2005 Amel Super Maramu) it appears to be fiberglass. Am I mistaken? I can't feel any seam below the rub rail, it feels like and appears to be composite with the hull. The gutter is a separate piece that sets on top of the rub rail and there is a seam there.