Spray rail location

south shore

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Ok Gents lookin for opinions on spray rail heights
Have them mocked up first with tape then some blocks and hot glue and rachet straps. An 2 screws.
Question is which one is better for performance port side is my original intended height but seemed slightly high so lowered the starboard one 3.5 inches and now I am on the fence which is better. I believe the slightly lower will be best. Either way the will end at the same height off the water line as the Quarter guards.
They are full length 13' I may cut them back to 12' once I see the final height coming together.

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Downrigga

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I like them both but maybe the starboard a bit better. Did you extend past the front windshield a foot or so?
 
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20211103_103244.jpg was thinking I liked the lower rail but looking at my boat it looks like what is the higher one
 

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Photos of the spray rails on my 28 Cuttyhunk. The faces of my quarter guards sometimes catch water and spray the rear deck and stern. Will follow this thread for advice on how to fix this.

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south shore

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Nice Boat
Your bow does run proud my little 25 runs a little flater and its an outboard so I can play with with the trim and change my bow angle a little bit in different conditions.
Was your hull or rails done by Travis Otis at OEM that's the way he installs them. Some times they continue all the way turning into lifting rails or like yours he sets the lifting rails pretty far down. Its his lobster boat racing technology.
I have also seen builds where he uses the big windows on the port side.
 

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Nice Boat
Your bow does run proud my little 25 runs a little flater and its an outboard so I can play with with the trim and change my bow angle a little bit in different conditions.
Was your hull or rails done by Travis Otis at OEM that's the way he installs them. Some times they continue all the way turning into lifting rails or like yours he sets the lifting rails pretty far down. Its his lobster boat racing technology.
I have also seen builds where he uses the big windows on the port side.
Thanks. Yours too. Not sure who set the rails—either John or the guy who finished the boat in Rockland. Can’t remember his name. I bought the boat last year from the original owner. I took the spray rails off and glassed them in last winter. I didn’t change the original placement. About the only time I wish I had wipers is when it’s raining. The windshield almost never sees spray unless I’m pushing it too hard in a following sea. The spray rail lifting rail placement is really interesting. Lots of good info on DEBF in previous threads.
 


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