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Re: Bow LED
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2015, 11:28:17 AM »
@Bullet3119 Thanks for the pics. The rub rail on my boat feels pretty hard, not rubbery or soft to the touch. If I push on it, it doesn't give.

How would I go about cutting that in a way that wouldn't destroy it?

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Re: Bow LED
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2015, 11:33:08 AM »
Popcorn means you are watching the thread..or interested in what's to come. Can you send me a pic of your rubrail Curt?

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Re: Bow LED
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2015, 09:01:50 PM »
@Bullet3119 Here you go!


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Re: Bow LED
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2015, 09:10:47 PM »
@Curt honestly, on that style boat putting them in the rubrail probably isn't the best option. The rubrails on aluminum boats have no way of keeping the insert in after you cut it. On aluminum boats we usually install them above or below the rail.

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Re: Bow LED
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2015, 10:17:12 PM »
(popcorn)     we need a popcorn emoti.

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Re: Bow LED
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2015, 10:26:24 PM »
So is it impossible to cut into the rub rail on a boat like mine, or is it just difficult to do?

Ans what's the difference between my boat's rub rail and those on a glass boat?

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Re: Bow LED
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2015, 06:49:23 AM »
I'm not sure it's impossible, and cutting it isn't the difficult part. The thing that concerns me about it, is the rubber staying locked in after you cut it. On those boats they put a screw in one end of the insert, wrwp it around the boat, and screw the other end. There isn't much of a lip on the back to hold it in place. Also I don't know if the cavity behind the insert is deep enough for the lights to fit behind it. A glass boat has a bigger rubber rubrail that screws all the way around the boat, and has a center insert that locks into it.

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Re: Bow LED
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2015, 07:50:16 AM »
OK. Thanks @Bullet3119. Appreciate the input from an experienced point of view.

I'll most likely just mount the lights under the rub rail when I do the bow kit  :D
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Re: Bow LED
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2015, 08:31:54 AM »
No problem.  I just don't want to see you run into issues if you cut that rubber.

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Re: Bow LED
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2015, 08:47:19 AM »
......... is the rubber staying locked in after you cut it. On those boats they put a screw in one end of the insert, wrap it around the boat, and screw the other end.

We ran into this same problem when we looked at installing my Black lights.  (yes)

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