My '86 Tashiba has a problem with the cap rails. In the area of a scarf joint there is some rotting that I will need to replace. Doing the whole rail is not in the budget
at this time, so I want to cut out the bad section and replace it. Unfortunately, there is too much damage to simple epoxy
Cutting it out will be interesting, but if I'm careful I should be able to get it out without damaging the deck
As you can see from the picture, the builders used a very nice joint when initially building the rails. My skill are not at that level. I'm thinking that simple butt joints - well epoxied - will serve with bolts on each side of the joints going down into the deck
joint. I'm thinking of keeping the repair
area small - 12 to 18 inches.
I would appreciate any comments and suggestions on how to proceed with this!