SailNet Community - View Single Post - I30MKII Eyebrow rail removal - opinion
View Single Post
post #4 of Old 08-30-2011
jjablonowski
Senior Member
 
jjablonowski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bristol, Rhode Island
Posts: 390
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
The fact that screw holes for the teak eyebrow don't penetrate into the cabin isn't relevant: If water gets under the skin, it'll eventually seep into the cabin or, worse, start rotting the balsa or plywood core.

I'm planning a similar fix soon--removing the wood strip, filling screw holes w/epoxy, repainting--on my Catalina 25.

Here's my question for the sage readers of this site: Instead of a paint stripe, can I use the vinyl boot striping that comes in rolls? This would likely give a cleaner line than just masking tape, and it'd cover the slight imperfections from the filled holes.

But would it stand up to the inevitable foot traffic and abrasion?

Joe - s/v Assignment, Catalina 320

Last edited by jjablonowski; 08-31-2011 at 05:51 AM.
jjablonowski is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome