New Teak Toe Rails

New teak toe rails have been installed aboard a 1964 Pearson Vanguard 32, as part of a partial restoration job. This winter, Matt M milled and scarfed the new rails in the GIBY Wood Shop, before dry-fitting and shaping the them on board. After sealing the mounting surfaces with fresh bedding compound, he secured the rails in place with all new fasteners. Steve C provided an extra set of hands during the final wet-fitting process. The two also rebedded the boat’s original stainless rub rails, further eliminating any possibility of water migrating into the boat. (The original rails had failed, due to age, and were discovered to be ongoing sources of leaks.) This spring, the new rails will be sanded and finished in place.

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