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Old 06-10-2009, 10:22 AM
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I have a 87 223LS Formula and the rub rail that goes on the silent thunder box came loose and water caught the edge and tore it off the boat.
I see some rivets on the sides and screws along the front edge, whats the best way to attach the new rail?
For what its worth I drilled three new holes and put three staineless screws in the old rail when it was loose and when I got back in a whole section was missing.
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if you can get to the inside through bolt them with 10-24 or 12-24 oval head screws and nyloc nuts. At the very least through bolt the ends if you can.
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Cant get in there, only have the small openings for the exhaust to get in.
I was thinking of maybe getting them stainless spriong nuts?
You can close them and when it goes inside a hole two tabs open up on the inside.
Also was told to use 3M 5500 adhesive?
Whats your thoughts?
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That would be 5200 adhesive and I would not do that. I don't think the flip outs are a good idea because you will really have to open up the holes. What about cutting a small access panel on the underside of the swim platform so that you can reach over there. Then you can put one of those plastic access ports back in there.
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Check your other post on SOS. You have an answer there as well..
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That would be 5200 adhesive and I would not do that. I don't think the flip outs are a good idea because you will really have to open up the holes. What about cutting a small access panel on the underside of the swim platform so that you can reach over there. Then you can put one of those plastic access ports back in there.
I like that idea!
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