New to this site.
We're spending some time in the yard with our 1975 Soverel 48' and on the list is refinishing the rubrail. The rubrail consist of three pieces of 4/4 teak
planed to 7/8" to give us just under three inches of thickness. The three pieces are joined as follows: The layer closest to the hull
is joined with self tappers. Layers two and three are fastened to the first layer with oval head
There is no adhesive
. The previous owner painted over the teak
with a two part polyurethane
. Between each layer of wood were cracks in the paint
from the layers flexing. Without an adhesive
between the layers I assume this type of flexing will occur. We've removed all of the paint
and replaced several pieces of rotted teak with Iroko (can;t see paying $25/bf for lumber).
We can either Cetol over the bare wood (with small remnants of white paint in the seams) or look at ways to repaint If we can find a way to prevent cracking).
Any ideas on how to prevent the cracking if we repaint (removing rubrail not an option).