Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail

Mike Ondra

Hi Duane,

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.



Mike Ondra

S/V Aletes SM#240

Miami, FL



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Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:46 AM
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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.

It's frustrating because I went to the other boat after they anchored and politely told them I had 100' of chain out (a 4:1 scope) and they were too close.  They said they would "keep an eye on it".  We should have moved then, but there are very few choices right now.  The collision occured due to wind adverse to current and the propensity for their Cabo Rico to "sail" on the anchor.

Wanderer, SM#477


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