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Old 12-07-2009, 18:01   #1
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Extruded Toe Rails

Is it alright to install extruded toe rails on top of existing teak cap rails?
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Old 12-07-2009, 19:16   #2
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Have you priced this stuff? I thought of replacing the teak toerails but at $17 a foot I reconsidered. Over 1k for my 33
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How do you propose to fasten them?
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I guess you could, but why would you want to? Usually the extruded toe rail is a toe rail and a cap to secure the hull and deck joint of the boat. Normally the joint is filled with a resin slurry or a 5200 type compound and tightened and secured in place with the toe rail by bolting or screwing or some combination with fasteners in and down every 3 inches or so. It replaces the need for a separate toe rail.

You should have your joint already secured and have a toe rail so what advantage do you get.

I suppose you get a place to shackle blocks but it's going to interfere with your teak maintenance. I'ld say skip it.

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Is it alright to install extruded toe rails on top of existing teak cap rails?
I'll have to join the camp of why would you want to?
I can tell you that I replaced my wood cap rails with an extruded toe rail and am very pleased with the way it turned out. Expensive though.
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Sure, but you are going to have to remove some of the bolts holding the teak rail down.

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Extruded toe rails

Thanks to all, I guess I may not do it. I just wanted the ability to attach blocks for vangs, preventer, spring lines etc. at the dock. My boat does not have a center cleat attachment. My rails do not leak - maybe just let sleeping dogs lie...
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mid-ship cleat

I suspect that a Valiant 32 is short enough, in terms of LOA, that a mid-ship cleat isn't worth the hassle. An aft spring coming from amidships on a 32-footer would be too short for maximum effect.

The other consideration, not yet mentioned, would be aesthetics. Let your Valiant be a Valiant.
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