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B0at1n

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2019
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#21
So after 3 days of rain we got to go out tonight for the second time.

Goal for today was to practice docking and low speed maneuvering.

we threw a fender out and let my wife practice slowing coming up to it and "Docking"...we will spend some more time on that later...

I practiced on the dock my self a little, winds were about 9-10 mph. I think I mostly got it down, still makes me nervous though.

After docking once I was pulling away and bumped the back rub rail on the dock and it looks like it pushed the rubber insert out. however, I don't really see where the slack came from so not sure if I stretched the rubber? here is a picture rub rail.jpg


I tried to push It back in on the trailer, I felt like it moved a little but figured I would ask before I tried to fully force it back in. I noticed in the middle there is a cover with two screws should I take this off? will that make it easier?
middle rub rail.jpg



since there was no one else at the launch my wife wanted to try backing the trailer down, still took a bit but she was able to do it all by herself this time!

here is a picture of how busy it was on the lake.

empty dock.jpg
 

2kwik4u

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#22
Man, your dock sure must have some traction to do that to the rub rail. I've bonked mine a number of times and it didn't do that. My suspicion is you stretched the rubber a little, and the slack is now sticking out the back in your picture. Wish I was some help on how to fix it.
 

B0at1n

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AR
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19
#23
Man, your dock sure must have some traction to do that to the rub rail. I've bonked mine a number of times and it didn't do that. My suspicion is you stretched the rubber a little, and the slack is now sticking out the back in your picture. Wish I was some help on how to fix it.
That’s what it appears, I was able to push it back in and it seems fine now. Just took a little finessing.
 
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