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I have become a boat owner, at least 1/7 of it is mine.

I joined a group or 7 owners on an Ericson 32. It is a little rough around the edges but the price is/was right. As the new, enthusiastic partner I want to fix a few things up, starting with two broken cleats. I am referring to the wooden lip around an opening that holds the boards above the opening.

In the ice box there is the opening in which an insulated plug/door sits. On all sides there is a wooden lip that extends out from the side of the opening. On one side this is completely broken off. I also have the same situation on the storage area under a settee.

I have only been on the boat once and got a brief look at it but it appears that the whole piece did not break off but just the part that extended out into the opening to form the lip has sheared off. The other part of the wood is still glued to the bottom of the outer edge.

I have a number of tools I can use to grind or sand off this left over piece of wood but feel that will create a huge mess and possibly a messy surface on which to attach the new lip to. So what i plan to do is to glue a piece of wood to the left over from the broken off piece attached to the under side of the opening. Then glue on a filler piece to bring the lip up to the same level as the other cleats.

First off I hope my description makes sense. Now two questions.
Do I need to use teak here? I have plenty of alder sitting around the house.
Should I use epoxy here? I have Tightbond 2 and would purchase 3 if needed.

Bonus question, is there a better way of doing this?
 

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Here is some photos of the woodwork needing done.

I am planning on cleaning up the edge on the ice box and glue on another cleat with epoxy then adding a strip of wood to bring it up to the level of the other cleats.

I will glue and screw the wood cleats that are already there on the settee. Not sure how to secure the wood for the hatch boards. My guess for now is use the oscilating tool to remove the current wood then sand it smooth Epoxy a new board in its place.
 

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