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After Market Rub Rail

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I just recently installed an aftermarket Taco Rub rail.  Very pleased with the finished product.  It was not very difficult to install.  All in all took about 4 hrs.  This was a 50' kit that came with all needed accessories (not really).  I had to purchase additional ss screws because the kit was short 60 screws (maybe they only figured you would use every other pre-drilled hole?).  I clamped the track portion of the kit in place and screwed it from stbd/aft around to prt aft, keeping track tight as I went.  I have a SCWX22 and the 50' kit covered nearly the entire two sides and bow of the boat (about 8" from stern on both sides).  Once the track was installed, I used my hand and a screw driver to work the c-channel bumper in the track all the way around using soapy water and a rubber mallet on areas where it was stubborn.  The kit came with some pretty weak plastic end caps that did not really even fit.  I supplemented them w/ the SS caps offered by Taco ($70, but well worth it).  

I definitely recommend this product so far 3 months after installation.

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That looks very nice and great pics.

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That look good, definitely a great add on!

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They had the kit in stock at my local West Marine, but it is also available on Amazon.  The End Caps I had to order from a Taco Distributor online.

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I have been wanting to do something like this. Looks like they have several options. Can you provide a link to the specific rail you used?

Thanks.

Brian

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Nice job dblupcobb!!! Looks good!

Why is the rub rail an "option" in the first place?!?

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Nice. I'm going to have to consider doing this to mine. 

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Rub rails should be standard equipment in my mind. It's like Cadillac selling vehicles and bumpers are an option.

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Now, now. Maybe others see bumpers in the same light as curb feelers...

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Showing your age, and mine... curb feelers.  Don't get me started on fender skirts.

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