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Old 05-11-2013, 20:13   #1
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Whats this under the genoa track

Ok so I need a bail out here... As part of my deck resurfacing project I have gotten to the genoa track. When I pulled this thing up I found out that there was something underneath it. Maybe it was plastic, maybe it was epoxy but whatever it was it is now laying on the deck in about a hundred different pieces.

Ive tried to identify it, or even the track that I have but have come up with nothing. This track is not like anything else Ive been able to find, it Is the standard T track however it has some type of larger plate just underneath it.

You can see it, kind of, in the picture here.

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Old 05-11-2013, 20:48   #2
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Re: Whats this under the genoa track

Picture is too small to see what you have. But, on our boat we put down a couple of layers of fiberglass tape about 3-4" wide under the track. That raises the track about 1/8" above the nearby deck, makes it a little easier to move the cars and helps keep your knuckles from getting scraped up. From your description sounds like something similar, but in plastic that degraded by the sun.
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Old 05-11-2013, 21:28   #3
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Re: Whats this under the genoa track

Heres the fullsize pic. The part of course that is now a disaster is underneath this whole assembly you see on the deck.

I am starting to think maybe it is just epoxy and that I should be remolding/rebuilding this using thickened epoxy and some fiberglass tape similar to what you have done.
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Re: Whats this under the genoa track

Looks pretty similar to ours, probably the same idea, raise the track just a little above the deck. I've seen this done with a thin piece of teak, and it's also just molded into the deck of some production boats. With one-offs like ours people come up with their own solutions.
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