When we install lifting rails, depending on the way the hull was laid up we do different things. On a solid glass installation we through-bolt the lifting rail after bedding it in an elastomeric compound. After that cures we then go and trim any excess length off the bolts and fair over the lock nuts and glass them over. On a cored boat we set the rail, drill the holes for the bolts, remove the rail, use a hole saw on the inside layer and remove the core. We then take fiberglass and reinforce the area that we will be fastening the rail to and let that cure, the fastening holes are then re-bored and the rail is attached like the solid glass method. Excess bolt length is trimmed off, the de-cored areas are filled and then glassed over.when you put lifting rails on do you just cut back through the deck where you need to, to thru-bolt the rails, or are you replacing the deck, or just screwing the rails on?
Yes it wasWas that boat originally fishing out of Bailey Island?
She is riding the swells that they had that particular day, if you look at the owner commanding the vessel and track his line of sight you can see that he is peering over the bow in all of the photos. I believe the previous owner was a bit taller.looks like its tuff to see over that babys bow....she is up high....but it looks nice