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As with anything I know there are 100 ways to complete this project.

I need a quarter guard on my port side, the starboard side is 13' of stainless plating.

I know on my past boats I used to have them and think they had a strip of SS on the edge.

I am looking at Hamilotons just trying to figure out which rail to use and also if I get black or grey is it needed to get the SS. This is a commercial hull.

Any rail recommendations?

I think 242R, 1258-R just like on some spray rails? 448-R?

I imagine same deal, these are thru bolted, siliconed, glassed in behind if you wanted, etc? Lifecaulk or 5200?

Thanks any input would be great...
 

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1258-R all the way, the black will chaulk up, the gray will stay prettier for longer, the stainless trim is just that, trim, bronze works nicely too (but more labor intensive) it just covers up your fasteners, you could always bung the holes as well.

I'd use Rule 300 clear sealant if it was my boat, but that's my go to tube. Wouldn't trust it to silly cone.

Countersink your rail and hold it in place, poke a 3/16 pilot drill through and wind self tapping #14 flat head square drive screws in. Lop off the bit that comes through the hull and glass over the holes with a continuous strip.

Simple.
 

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Thanks Travis, so no nuts, just self taping and tape inside...

What would you do with my Forest Green hull... go with white I assume...

Eastporter, thanks, local too only on the other side of the bridge...
 

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Thanks Travis, so no nuts, just self taping and tape inside...

What would you do with my Forest Green hull... go with white I assume...

Eastporter, thanks, local too only on the other side of the bridge...

this might help ya see what white might look like
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Its a universal landing bumper... doesnt matter where you land because its stainless...

That was either there from the gillnetting days, guessing... I think they kept it there for landing tuna on that side, non giants as well as for anchoring too...

I have a grey rubrail around the hull and a white spray rail... Probably go with white...
 

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Its a universal landing bumper... doesnt matter where you land because its stainless...

That was either there from the gillnetting days, guessing... I think they kept it there for landing tuna on that side, non giants as well as for anchoring too...

I have a grey rubrail around the hull and a white spray rail... Probably go with white...

did the former owner ever do any crab dredging ?? gillnets and screw/bolts don't play well together, it all hangs up/catches the web and rips the shit out of the web.
 

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Not to my knowledge... I understand what you mean... never pinged him on it, maybe he did it for the anchoring bit...
 

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Gill nets would most likely come across the stern. Maybe they hauled some bass pots at some point.
 

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These are the guards on my 31 JC. They match the rub rail PCV. I like this quarter because it is rounded and it cannot get hung up on a floating dock & snap off. Plus with these rounded guards the travel lift straps will not effect them. I also add the hollow back s/s trim for a nice clean look and rub protection

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