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    Posted: 28 Nov 2014 at 12:03pm
Hi - both the toe and taff rail on Ella is disintigrating and needs replacing.  Also I think that the previous owner may have used a dark garden furniture stain which is very unattractive.  I have been in touch with a local Marine Carpenter down here in Dartmouth with view to replacing it. Has anyone done this before without using the standard JR kit which is quite expensive.  Any comments/suggestions would be most appreciated.
Also I need to replace the saloon coachroof hatch which is Gebo 500mm x 310mm I believe. Again this is quite expensive - has anyone used another make successfully?  I appreciate that the dimensions are tricky.
Many thanks
Anna
Ps if the owners of Flyanna who is berthed in Kingswear ever read the Forum I have toe/taff rail envy.  The one you have fitted is perfect craftmanship!!Big smile
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Apologies Gebo skylight dimensions should read 500mm x 370mm. Typo...
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I had Rogers do mine when the boat was in their shed but there is no reason why a competent wood-worker could not scarf some long lengths of teak and machine to the correct profile.

When you do take the toe and taff rails off the most important thing to do is check for cracks in the deck to hull joint, rake out and fill with thickened polyester or epoxy as necessary to ensure the integrity of this join.   This is probably the most common cause of leaks and it easy to fix while replacing the teak.

Hope this helps.
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George I would second your comment on addressing the join when you do the toerail.
This turned out to be the source of theleak to our lockers that we had for some time, and seems common.  Lee rail under and you have water ingress.  It then collects in the cavities below the join, tracks along and comes out anywhere.
Expect theepoxy to find some large voids when you do fill any cracks.
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