Photos of Hull to Deck Joint circa 1976

Sean Engle

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Very interesting.... Do you specifically where along the rail these were taken?
 

Christian Williams

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Marvelous! Now the hive needs to remember how to find these photos again next time topic comes up.

Looks like a good header to me for Google search.
 

Christian Williams

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The consensus seems to be that the flange is a residuum (OK, a leftover?) of construction, and could theoretically be ground away without ill effect. That's extra work, but could be invoked if a new rub rail didn't fit snug, or if the flange was irregular. Just grind it down a little here and there.

The aluminum rub rail replacement alternative, although expensive, does fit over the existing flange without issue. That's what I have used, and the write-up is here .
 
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