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I have an older gheenoe 15'4 that I'm going to start repainting and replacing the rub rails. After taking off the nose cap (which has always appeared a little crooked) i noticed the left rub rail up at the bow is bent and the gunnel underneath bows out a little. The hull is strong and yet i can easily push the bowed spot in with my finger, so I was wondering if anyone has dealt with this before and do you think that replacing it with new aluminum rub rails will be enough to straighten the gunnel? Also on the starbord side, the gunnel is fitted with aluminum to straighten it out, which i may be able get away with leaving and hiding under new rub rails. I appreciate any feedback!! :), Josh


You can see where the previous owner bolted in a piece of starboard just to get the nose cap on
 

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rails and caps are all plastic now ...

I make an overhanging cap out of 1/2" starboard


I would not get too crazy ... do the best you can perhaps some aluminum angle ...
 
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