Bow Rail Restoration

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Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Postby bill » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:21 am

Thanks Carl for the great write up and pictures. I guess time and mother nature will tell if solid spacer or single washer are the best.
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Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Postby ddependo » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:28 pm

Let me make a comment. Carl is just a few slips away from me on the same dock & I've watched and admired his progress in making his M better than new from the factory. He does all the work himself even tho he works all over the world and is gone 3 months at a time sometimes. Jeff and Carl are real smart guys( I forgive Jeff for not wanting a fly bridge). Both engineers one working one retired. Jeff & I take the same fugal "cheap" approach even tho Jeff has all his money buried in his back yard. I have none. Carl shops for the best price but in my option goes first class because he is going live on the boat. I consider both be be friends and have contributed a great deal to our love of Marinette boats. Carl is headed for the Bahamas, Wish I could do that.
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Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Postby honestcharlie56 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:31 pm

Carls progress makes me not want to go to my boat....thanks Carl. All kidding aside, we all love to see the progress.
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Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Postby Fastjeff » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:38 pm

..."Jeff has all his money buried in his back yard. "


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Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Postby bpboater » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:20 pm

I like how both Jeff and Carl handled the bow rail corrosion issue. I repaired my rail bases in 2009. Before doing it, I called the engineers at Broward Yachts which are all aluminum and normally in salt water. They acknowledged the tough nature of the problem. Their solution in 2009 was to weld aluminum cups to the deck of the boat, then glue a perfect fit delrin cup in the aluminum cup, then glue the stainless rail into the delrin cup. They believe they achieved a waterproof mount with no dissimilar metals touching.

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Re: Bow Rail Restoration

Postby carl » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:20 pm

Today I installed my flag staff socket in the gunwale center transom with a 1/4' Starboard insulator. I also started drilling and installing the aluminum Rivnuts for the Aft deck rail stations. More details to come...
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