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Sent an email this morning and they replied as soon as I assume they arrive in the office in UK. I'm always very impressed by that kind of responsiveness to a potential client. Highly recommend dealing with this company for that reason.

However, while they could custom cut, their applique won't adhere to teak, it requires gelcoat.

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That's a shame, but you're right, it was a great response to your note!!

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Thanks for the pic. Unfortunately, the toe rail is convex, so the tread needs to be curved along its length.
Even if it's a little convex, I wouldn't write-off using brass. As I see it, there are a couple of options:

1. You could sand the top of the toe-rail flat to the width of whatever brass strip you got. Since the top of the stair-tread stuff is slightly convex anyway, it will naturally follow the curve and look like it has always been there..

2. You could have something worked up for you at the local foundry/engineering shop. Given that you'd be starting with a thin strip of flat-bar and wanting a slight curve hammered in it (brass is comparatively soft and not difficult to work) it should be a less expensive option than you think.

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I also have chafe protection, but they are only about a half inch wide and a foot long and sit atop the toe rail's highest point. I've thought about putting a few of them parallel to each other, where the foot tread needs to be, but think it may look bad.
Yep - don't do that. It's not that it'll look bad because I've seen people do this and it doesn't look great but it's not horrible either - it's that the gap between the strips cannot be properly cleaned out and the dust/dirt that collects there gets forced into the timber grain. That looks bad!

IMHO, brass strip really is the way to go for this: it will look fine and will last as long as the boat.
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Re: Toe rail cap

Love brass, but unfortunately, there is none above deck on our boat. Stainless, teak, white gelcoat and dark blue paint are the only colors. I fear it would look out of place right at the lifegate. It may have looked better if we kept the toe rail varnished.

The cross section of our toe rail looks a bit like a huge piece of quarter round. There is a flat inside edge that is perpendicular to the side decks. The outside edge is convex, which is predominantly what you step on, at least the upper portion of it.
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Re: Toe rail cap

I doubt Minne wants an IP step tread... but the picture does offer up an option... make up a similar teak 'leveling' piece and put a flat SS plate onto that.. you can buy polished SS checker plate that may have some non skid properties..
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Re: Toe rail cap

How about a piece of sacrificial teak along the same idea of that Island Packet plate? You could cut saw kerfs longitudinally along the top of it to help out with the traction, dirt and grit plus the kerfs would hide any scuff marks. You can easily make the bottom of this strip concave by running on a diagonal across a table saw blade, as long as you clamp an auxiliary fence to the saw.
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I doubt Minne wants an IP step tread... but the picture does offer up an option... make up a similar teak 'leveling' piece and put a flat SS plate onto that.. you can buy polished SS checker plate that may have some non skid properties..
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These are nice.
I think this would slow his boat down too much!
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I think this would slow his boat down too much!
Yeah....I know. Sometimes my boat is so slow that I sail backwards! ...and I don't even have step pads!
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Re: Toe rail cap

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These are nice.
How about one of those cutesy brass plates that says "The Captains Word Is Law"?

Some of them are pretty big and stepping on them regularly seems like a REALLY good idea.
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