I'm replacing the teak
handrails on the Herreshoff Eagle I'm restoring. These are probably original rails which might explain why the loops aren't the same distance apart, so now I've got holes in the deck
and new holes for the new rails. I've patched the holes and need to get the spots where the rail bases were looking as much like the rest of the deck
as possible. These are REALLY COARSE. I've owned numerous boats and haven't had anything close to this. It looks like Awlgrip's product might be the most coarse, but a qt. is $50, and I don't need very much at all. If I have to spend that to make it look as close as possible I will, but I'm wondering if I shouldn't go to a landscape shop or somewhere to get a small bag of the most coarse sand I can find. Any thoughts? I could surely do that initially and see how it looks. If it doesn't look great I can sand it up and go another route
Any thoughts of experience with a similar challenge?