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What is the correct fastener for the RubRail?

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GCDPetaluma
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What is the correct fastener for the RubRail?

Post by GCDPetaluma » Wed May 11, 2011 9:38 pm

Hello, I have a 1940 GW Utility. Should the screws be SS slot #6 flat head or oval? Thank you.

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Post by Bill Basler » Thu May 12, 2011 7:23 am

I have a 1936 not a 1940. This could be about the time of a transition from one screw type or another so I hoping someone like Brian Robinson can jump on this. He has restored many boats of this vintage so he will know the answer.

Off the cuff, I believe you will be looking for oval head nickel screws. Not stainless, though arguably if polished properly it is hard to tell the difference.
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Post by Brian Robinson » Thu May 12, 2011 10:55 am

Your Gar should have the same 3-sided 7/8" rub rail as Chris-Craft. It uses #6 oval head slot screws.

Is your Gar Wood going to be ready for the Gathering of the Gar Woods this August at Lake Tahoe?

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-Brian
1923 Hackercraft 23' Dolphin #03
1938 Gar Wood 22' Streamliner #6256 Empress
1952 Chris~Craft 19' Racing Runabout #363 Thunderstruck
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Post by cenger » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:12 pm

should all of the hardware on 16' be fastened with #6 oval? I have tried both #6 and #8 and both seem to look ok but not sure which is correct.
1935 Gar Wood 16-35
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Post by Brian Robinson » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:15 pm

Depends on the part. Mostly #6s on a Gar though.
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1923 Hackercraft 23' Dolphin #03
1938 Gar Wood 22' Streamliner #6256 Empress
1952 Chris~Craft 19' Racing Runabout #363 Thunderstruck
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