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January 8, 2019 at 20:14 #26509
John Tyler
John Tyler
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Re my teak deck toe-rails

Mine are grey-ish and slightly rigged – ridges going along line of boat. Tried various cleaners/brighteners, but not much change after drying off. Thinking of sanding down ridges, but general word seems to be: limit on sanding & just accept greyness. Any more ideas, or just leave well alone? I am UK based [Poole].

December 21, 2020 at 08:56 #26788

Ken & Jan Cowan
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One of my outer teak rails is separating from the hull. I am using the term “outer teak rails” however in case it’s the wrong name, I mean the teak board which is affixed to the outer part of the hull and runs fore and aft. The teak board is not yet in any danger of falling off but it needs secured. It looks like these boards are screwed on. I was wondering if any of the other owners have considered using bolts with an external flat head to secure these rails and if anyone can advise of what bolt type was used?

December 21, 2020 at 22:39 #26789
Pat
Pat
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If I remember corrrectly the boards are screwed on through the the inner GRP upstand with SS woodscrews. I once replaced a short piece. I think it would be  pretty time consuming to replace all screws with bolts but this might make a good local repair if neccessary. I guess  you would need to countersink the bolt heads and fit teak dowels for a smart repair.I would think that a countersunk head bolt around M5 would do  Good sailing. Pat.

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