Sunday, April 5, 2015

Rub Rail Liner

Rub Rail Liner Reset
One of the annoying things on Reboot is that the liner tends to come out of the rub rail in heavy seas. I feel like I have snapped it back into the holder at least 10 times. For some reason it always seems to be the port rub rail although there is no sign of damage or deformation to the track.

One of today's project was snapping all 42' of rub rail liner back into the track. I have learned two tricks: to always push the re-bedded rub rail sideways - this avoids a big lump at the end of the snapping back in; and to use a pair of pliers to squeeze the rub rail back into the track. Even so I am now sporting a big blister on my palm.

Note XO (the wonder cat) supervising...

Fair winds and following seas :)

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