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teak toe rails

Ok i'm alittle slow I guess I can't find toe rails for my boat teak rails that is it's hard to find teak may have to go starboard but like the old look for boat it's a 26' 1969 hull #24 had the boat for6 years love it in florida near sanibel great place to sail near alot of deep water well for florida LOL 30-50'
the rails are 1 " wide by 1 1/2 tall
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You could always get teak board stock that is 1" thick and rip the toe rails yourself. My friends recently replaced the rubrails, toerails, coamings and handrails on their Cape Dory, and made them up from board stock.

Making toerails of starboard is sacriligious...IMHO. UGH.
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Agree that you can make your own from lumber. Bending it can be a challenge, though, and may call for some special techniques or a redesign.

The attached drawing shows, on the left, the original configuration of a teak toerail on our Viking 28 of years ago. We replaced the rails but had trouble bending the "flat" section. In the end we reversed the configuration, milled the pieces to create the rail shown on the right. The "toerail" was screwed and caulked into the hull deck joint recess and the "rubrail" part screwed and caulked to the first piece. This worked well and we were able to dry bend the pieces into place. All screws were recessed and plugged with teak plugs, it looked great (and actually still looks OK now, 20 years later) We added drainage cutouts every 4 feet or so to the raised toerail. The drawing is not really to scale and deck water could run cleanly over the rubrail at the cutouts.
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The trick is to start at the center and work to the ends when attaching to a curved section.
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