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post #1 of Old 10-07-2011 Thread Starter
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Teak toe rail repair

Ive got an older Beneteau with a teak toe rail that has begun to split at a cleat.
The cleat that sits on top is still rock solid so I'm assuming the through holes for the cleat bolts weakened the rail in that area or let water in? The rail has a joint about a foot from the cleat and the split is now about 1/4" at the end.
My thoughts were to glue and clamp the rail back together and install a series of countersunk screws then cap with dowels and sand flush.
Having never seen the toe rail off I started wondering if there may be a locating channel cut into the bottom of the rail that I should know about before I start drilling. Or better repair ideas?
Any ideas from people that have done this type of repair before I start in would be appreciated.
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