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Old 01-23-2020, 12:52 PM
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To remove or not to remove. What's everyone's opinion on removing the bow rail and pulpit off my pursuit. The pulpit core is rotting out. Was going to fix it or just remove. Anyone have expierence in doing it? We're you happy with the results. All the newer CC don't really have them anymore. Thanks
Old 01-23-2020, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Captainhaug View Post
To remove or not to remove. What's everyone's opinion on removing the bow rail and pulpit off my pursuit. The pulpit core is rotting out. Was going to fix it or just remove. Anyone have expierence in doing it? We're you happy with the results. All the newer CC don't really have them anymore. Thanks
id prefer a low profile bow rail.
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I'm removing mine. Unless it has a cuddy its just makes it look dated in my opinion.
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It’s one of the first things I do when I get a new to me boat. I don’t like the way they look, and they get in the way when you’re throwing a cast net off the bow.
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Originally Posted by HighTechRedneck View Post
I'm removing mine. Unless it has a cuddy its just makes it look dated in my opinion.
I agree. Are the rails worth anything after taking off or are they trash.
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Originally Posted by JMarkB View Post
It’s one of the first things I do when I get a new to me boat. I don’t like the way they look, and they get in the way when you’re throwing a cast net off the bow.
Is it actually going to kill the resale Value like some say. I would pay more for the work that was done to take it off and seal the holes. Am I on the right track here?
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I like mine - mostly.... it lets me know where the edge of my boat is without me looking when I'm sight casting from the front platform. It gives me something to hold onto when pulling my boat along in the shallows. It does get in the way sometimes when tying up to a dock.
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stupid question: what are you going to fill the holes for the screws that hold the bow rail on with?
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really dates teh boat, off it goes !
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Originally Posted by Lvnspeed View Post
stupid question: what are you going to fill the holes for the screws that hold the bow rail on with?
Probably marine tex
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I removed mine and had the area reglassed for $500. the spots where the rails supports mounted i cut holes and added rod holders.

Everyone i know told me not to do it and they still say it looks stupid but i think it looks better. Less safety for people who are about to fall overboard though.



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^^^^^^^^^^^ if anyone thinks that hydra sport looks better with rails needs their eye site checked.
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I took mine off and it looks so much better. My whole boat was getting a paint job so did not need to worry with matching gelcoat like you probably should when filling holes. And I agree, removing the bow pulpit and railing really made the Hydra Sport above look newer.
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Originally Posted by njk4o5 View Post
I removed mine and had the area reglassed for $500. the spots where the rails supports mounted i cut holes and added rod holders.

Everyone i know told me not to do it and they still say it looks stupid but i think it looks better. Less safety for people who are about to fall overboard though.


Wow that looks a 100 times better thanks for your response.
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Originally Posted by Lvnspeed View Post
stupid question: what are you going to fill the holes for the screws that hold the bow rail on with?
when I took mine off I used stainless carriage bolts and a little silicone to fill the holes. Looked good and allowed me to put tail back on when I sold it.

pain in the ass to reinstall due to lack of access but doable.
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Ditching the bow rail and flush mounting all the deck hardware really cleans and updates the lines of the boat. This Kencraft is 22-years old.

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I have removed several from my boats.
The best is to fill with gel coat. I have filled with both Marine-tex and gel coat. Gel coat can be a better match.
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I think it looked better with the rails.
How are you going to safely stand up there harpooning tuna now ?
Jk. My girls like the striper rails so I leave them on.
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If putting on a trolling motor then I say yes. I have mine on but with forward seating it's a grab rail and have rod holders
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Originally Posted by loose_cannon View Post



Ditching the bow rail and flush mounting all the deck hardware really cleans and updates the lines of the boat. This Kencraft is 22-years old.
Looks great

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