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Seeking advice on taking care of some exterior wood.

I have removed and sanded the two rails that are mounted on top of the cabin that suspend the sliding hatch above the fiberglass on my early 70ís Cal T/4 (24í). But, I donít know what my next step should be and I am looking for suggestions. I want to keep the wood and I am willing to do the work involved. However, I donít know what kind of wood it is, or if it makes much of a difference. I have a product called spar varnish, I have teak oil, and I can pretty much buy any finishing product out there. There are some holes in the rails from previously mounted hardware, should I fill them with wood filler or buy some sort of small dowel and cut to fit? How do I tell what kind of wood I have, and do I need to match the dowel with the same kind of wood? Advice will be appreciated.
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