As you gear
up for winter projects...
Consider removing the teak
you plan to restore / replace and work
on it off boat
(think heated workshop). It is nice to be able to take you time and not worry about accidentally sanding
/ busting your knuckles on a block or cleat.
If you choose to do so, work
in small sections. being new to boats, it is easy to take it all off and then forget where things came form / loose fasteners etc.
1. Take pictures.
2. Remove item
3. Collect all related fasteners and hardware
in a single
well labeled plastic bag
4. restore / repair
Rinse. Later. Repeat
While it is certainly more work, you will be very happy with the results when you dont have ugly grey teak
around the edge of your beautifully restored teak.
Personally, it drives me insane to see beautifully restored elements with cruddy old hardware
... replace the cleats
etc when reinstalling.