Has anyone replaced or seen a wooden rub rail on a Scot?
I'm looking to do one out of cedar?
I have never seen it done, and it would likely make the boat unable to meet class rules. The standard rub rail, as an integral part of the hull has to be the factory spec for the boat to be class legal.
I would consult Harry at the factory on whether it's ok structurally. There are bolts under the aluminum rail that hold the deck and hull together.
It seems like a bad idea, unless you never race, and never plan to sell the boat, as it will decrease the value.
Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club
I haven't touched the bolts under the rail. I'll contact Harry.
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