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Just came back from a nice day sail when I noticed some minor damage to one of teak toe rails - something must have hit the boat, taking out a piece of teak about 2-3 inches long and leaving a half inch deep gouge. Really just cosmetic damage, but I would like to fill in the gouge, ideally with a piece of teak of just the right shape with maybe a filler in the gaps? Any advice on how to best fix this? Any tips would be much appreciated!
 

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Thanks for the comments and for the link. It's too deep to be sweated out, so I was planning to cut a piece of teak to the right size, shape it, and glue it in place, fill up the gaps with filler. I was wondering about the best wood glue for teak - it's a fairly oily type of wood and the glue needs to stand up to the marine environment.

Also, has anyone any recommendations for a good filler for teak?

I forgot to take a picture and won't get back to the boat for a week.
 

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Thanks for all the suggestions :). I will try the Dutchman technique - something to do this winter. Fortunately, the damage is in a not too obvious place. If it works well, I'll post a picture of my handiwork.
 
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