Port and Starboard Rub rails completed.
Installing the rub rails did require the help of an extra pair of hands. The rails are made up of 1×2 trim that are 16′ long. I first used the board itself as a guide to mark a line on top and bottom of the rail against the hull side. Unfortunately I did not take any pictures of this process.
Next I routed off the top side of each rail with a 1/2″ bit and the bottom side with a 1/4 ” bit. Then installing the lower rail first, I was able to drill pilot holes through the hull sides between the guide lines, then come back to glue and screw the rails into place. I did this with the bottom rub rails only because there was not enough room on the inside to do the same on the top rails. When installing the top rails I made sure to raise the rub rail a 1/2″ above the deck surface so I could then apply a length of 1/2″ round to the inside edge of the top rub rail with glue and ring nails. This gives the top rub rail a nice round finish.