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#6544530 - 08/21/11 07:35 PM Whats the rubber bumper that goes around the boat called?
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What is the technical name for the hard rubber that goes all the way around the boat? I need to replace mine. Does the rubber piece come seperate from the actual part that holds it to the boat? The part that holds it down is fine and is screwed down into the boat.

Thanks for the help. It would be for a 09 Skeeter 21i
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#6544555 - 08/21/11 07:46 PM Re: Whats the rubber bumper that goes around the boat called? [Re: Chad711]
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rubrail

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#6544567 - 08/21/11 07:49 PM Re: Whats the rubber bumper that goes around the boat called? [Re: javelin150]
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Thanks, do you know the answer to the other question? Wonder if I can install this myself. Seems simple
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#6544829 - 08/21/11 08:46 PM Re: Whats the rubber bumper that goes around the boat called? [Re: Chad711]
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I have replaced them ,not to much to it.
I use hand cleaner on belt when installing.

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#6544846 - 08/21/11 08:50 PM Re: Whats the rubber bumper that goes around the boat called? [Re: Freeman Clark]
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Originally Posted By: Freeman Clark
I have replaced them ,not to much to it.
I use hand cleaner on belt when installing.


Thanks Freeman. Can you explain a little more about that? What do you mean you use hand cleaner on the belt? What belt and what type of hand cleaner?

Thank you
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#6544864 - 08/21/11 08:54 PM Re: Whats the rubber bumper that goes around the boat called? [Re: Chad711]
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the center piece locks into the part attached to the boat. if you use some sort of slickery, smooth handcleaner, dish soap, hand soap, ect......it will help in getting it installed. dont use steel screwdrivers and such. i cut a hardwood stick similar to a screwdriver to help push it in to lock....hope this helps a bit...
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#6545734 - 08/22/11 08:04 AM Re: Whats the rubber bumper that goes around the boat called? [Re: chucktx]
Mike Halfmann the boatmann Offline
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There are several types of inserts for rubrails. Some use 1/2" rope and others a triangular insert. Either of which is available at your local marina. Take a piece of the old insert with you as they come in several different widths and styles.
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#6545962 - 08/22/11 09:12 AM Re: Whats the rubber bumper that goes around the boat called? [Re: Mike Halfmann the boatmann]
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Thanks for the help!
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#6545987 - 08/22/11 09:20 AM Re: Whats the rubber bumper that goes around the boat called? [Re: Chad711]
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It may be 50/50, but after a few struggled attempts with my new one, I found that leaving the insert in the sun to warm up a bit helped with installing.

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#6546135 - 08/22/11 10:00 AM Re: Whats the rubber bumper that goes around the boat called? [Re: nax]
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Good video on rubrail install

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl5ZlhvFbMw
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#6546795 - 08/22/11 12:44 PM Re: Whats the rubber bumper that goes around the boat called? [Re: SkeeterDon]
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If you use the rope one I suggest leaving about 3-4" extra at the transom. I replaced the rope in mine and it shrunk that much. I guess you could soak it in water and leave in the sun to dry.

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#6547500 - 08/22/11 03:48 PM Re: Whats the rubber bumper that goes around the boat called? [Re: Stump jumper]
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Thanks guys. I'm just removing the part that slides in, not the part that is screwed down so hopefully won't be to hard. Already have it on order from Fun n Sun. Not sure what a rope one is? I just asked to get the one that comes on my 21i.
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#6561739 - 08/25/11 09:20 PM Re: Whats the rubber bumper that goes around the boat called? [Re: Chad711]
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That was not fun putting on. Took me about 2 hours and I figured out a good way to get it done. If I was to start over I could probably do it in 30-45 minutes.
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