C22 rubrail repair

DimitriT
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C22 rubrail repair

Postby DimitriT » Mon May 28, 2018 8:44 pm

Hi,

The White Peppercorn (Careel 22L) has sustained some rubrail damage last season when mooring against pilings - three chunks have cracked off. I'm trying to figure out if there is a relatively simple DIY repair for this? Alternatively, a recommended repairer in Victoria?

I've looked on previous threads and I've seen a few solutions mentioned. Someone had replaced the whole rubrail with a new piece of teak he carved out of a teak plank - that's way beyond my woodwork skills. Someone else had replaced the rubrail with an aluminium extrusion. This sounds like it could be a good solution but I don't know where one would buy the extrusion.

Thoughts?

Thanks,
Dimitri

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Re: C22 rubrail repair

Postby maxm » Tue May 29, 2018 1:23 pm

The old master Vern does these kinds of repairs on C18s by "scarfing in". He cuts out the damaged bit of teak and cuts a new bit to fit in as a tight fit. He then sets about with tools and sandpaper shaping the new bit to the same profile as the surrounding timber. It's hard to see the repair once he's done.
Max
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Re: C22 rubrail repair

Postby DimitriT » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:03 pm

Thanks Max. I take it he carves the new piece himself from a piece of teak?


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