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    I'm about to install the rubrail on my 17 but just ordered the end caps. Should I cut the ends flush with the transom or leave a 1/4 inch extra??? I don't want to install the end caps and then have a gap left or have to trim the rubrail. Also what is the best tool to use in order to cut. I heard someone say mitersaw. There has to be a better way to get a nice straight cut. Thanksid="Arial">id="size3">
    1971 Angler 17[br]2000 Johnson 150[br]Miami, Fl

  • #2
    what did you end up doing,

    i just put the rubrail on my 17 and left 6" hangin off the back becuase i cant find the end cap?

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    • #3
      where did you find the end cap??
      Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a closer look at the American Indian. -Henry Ford[br]1988 Mako 261 \"Stroken\" Project Thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26203[br]1992 Mako221B project thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48747[br]1992 Mako 261B \"Reel Impressive\" project thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56286[br]

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      • #4
        Cutting.....Have you tried a PVC cutter tool?


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        • #5
          they end up shrinking a little over time. cut them just a tad long if you can get away with it.....

          dave
          [br]1994 Mako 215 Dual console Optimax 225[br]1978 Mako 19 with 90hp johnson[br]1996 Mako 22[br]1982 Mako 171 Angler 135 Black Max Mercury[br]1987 21b 225 Yamaha[br]1974 23 inboard Gusto gone.[br]1979m21 225johnson \"blue dolphin\" bought off this board and restored [br]with everyone\'s help!!Gone but not Forgotten....[br]1979 20 Mako 115 Suzuki gone[br]1977 19 Mako 115 Johnson gone[br]1976 23 Mako twin 140 Johnsons gone[br]1983 224 with closed transom and bracket[br]And 162 SOB (some other boats)[br]Venice Florida, Traverse city Mi.

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          • #6
            quote:


            Originally posted by michigan dave


            they end up shrinking a little over time. cut them just a tad long if you can get away with it.....


            dave


            Unless you do what I did on my very first project. I put my rub rail on in January and by July it was wavy as he,ll. It grew probably 3/16 to 1/4". Had to pull it off, resurrect and reinstall.
            \'79 20 175 \'rude[br]Sacramento, CA (Deep behind enemy lines!!)[br]...something fishy this way comes...[br]http://www.westernsteelcouncil.org[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13979

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            • #7
              its not so much cutting it, i actually just brought back a really old thread hoping he was still around to see how he finished the end. i'm looking for end caps or something to finish off where the rubrail ends at the transom rather than wrapping around

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              • #8
                its not so much cutting it, i actually just brought back a really old thread hoping he was still around to see how he finished the end. i'm looking for end caps or something to finish off where the rubrail ends at the transom rather than wrapping around

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                • #9
                  I cut them flush with the transom...can't remember if I used the big pruning shears or the craftsman hose cutters.

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                  • #10
                    I purchased inexpensive end caps to cover the ends. I think they were from Taco.

                    http://www.jamestowndistributors.com...d+Cap+F90-0001
                    Keyman[br]Paoli, PA

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                    • #11
                      in case your wondering what happend check my thread in projects,i found some ss caps from prime industries

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