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Old 13-08-2008, 14:32   #1
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Toe Rail Repair

Last night I had an idea. My toe rail is teak and has started to check and spilt along the outside edge. This is mostly cosmectic. It needs to be refinished and the sun has played hell on it.

Has anyone ever epoxied a .25" strip of new wood onto their toe rail then sanded to shape and finished with the finish of their choice. I'm thinking of trying this. Raplacement is out of the budget right now. I would do it with 6' strips and verticel scarf joints. Use alot of spring and bar clamps to hold it in place. Build it up as you go along.

I would think that epoxy is the way to go. 5200 would take too long to set up. Once the epoxy has cured, sand a nice round over on the top and finish. From another thread, you know that I am now a cetol guy.

Am I crazy to think this could be a nice 5 to 10 year solution or should I just pick the crack pipe back up.

Your opinions please.
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Old 13-08-2008, 19:42   #2
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There's no reason why that could not be done. Epoxy would be the way to go. If it was me, though, I would just fill the checks and paint it. You are already half-way there if you are using Cetol! That way you save a lot of time and money and eliminate a boat chore.

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I hear you and have thought about that solution. Trouble is, in a few spots I'm missing wood. I'm looking at my solution as a band aid to cover the existing damage. Someday I'll have to replace it, just not today. I'm counting on the cetol to even things. I'm thinking of going with iroko instead of teak.

Anyone else have a thought on this?
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