Splash/spray rail question
This being our first haul out with this boat, the PO gave us four carpeted blocks of wood and told us that they had to be positioned about 2" below the splash rail when using slings to haul out. This happened yesterday and as you can imagine, since the splash rail is nearly at the water line, trying to get the wooden blocks submerged and stay in place till tension is on the slings is a real trick. Well 3 worked but one popped up too high and upon lifting pulled a section of splash rail away from the boat. It looks like this has happened before. My question is, does the splash rail need to travel the entire length of the boat or would the first 10 ft. from the bow be sufficient as I see no purpose along the side of the boat. If I shortened them lifting would not be a problem. Have a look at the pic and let me know your thoughts. Bad design, live with it or fix it????
Allan & Ann
If your floatin' your boatin'!!!