Originally Posted by otherthan
thanks for the tip...now I only need to find equivalent woods in montreal???
Try cumaru, its used for house decks, its a Brazilian hardwood that weathers very well and looks similar to teak
. Its available in Toronto, so you may be able to find in Montreal.
Originally Posted by SurferShane
I would like to put a basic toe rail around my boat. Something of a cheaper wood I donít mind replacing in contrast to constantly having to repaint chipped steel. It looks like the thing to do is leave a marginal gap just smaller than the average screwdriver?
I assume you have steel
coamings? I had a steel boat and I made the protruding steel coaming sandwiched between two pieces of teak
1/12 inches wide and 3/4 thick. Then capped these with a similar 3rd piece, routed and Cetol. Looked really good, but...
Be very careful how you attach the wood to the steel. Any holes you drill on the steel needs to be much larger than the screw passing thru to secure the wood. After drilling them you need a couple of coats of epoxy
, then paint
the entire steel plate that is going to be under the wood with epoxy
as well. Then you can install the wood.
If you skip these steps, you'll have rust bleeding underneath the wood in no time, and you cannot fix it unless you rip the toe rail apart. Ask me how I know....