Fall of '15 I pulled stanchions and cleats, refinished toerail with 6 coats CPES and 6 coats Cetol, rebedded hardware with dolphinite. Finish was solid except for the seam where the 1 x 1  was screwed to the outside of the toe rail. 

Opened the seam, cleaned and saturated with CPES then packed with epoxy

Sanded and applied 2 coats West System

Sanded and applied 3 more coats West System

Sanded and applied 2 coats Awlspar

Removed hatch, door, lids from helm, covered side panels with laminate, 2 coats west system, sand and 3 coats awlspar on helm components.

Another 3 coats Awlspar on toerail.

Sand and 3 more coats of Awlspar on All .

Found a dozen of so blisters, cut them out, let dry overnight, preped and patched with tinted epoxy

Yesterday one coat Flagship on parts in shop, and remove Tape from toerail sides from floating dock battled no-see-ems from mangroves.

Today I will finish removing tape, clean gelcoat and retape then begin laying on 6 coats Flagship. Only one coat per day with scuffing in between

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Go Byron Go!  Looks awesome.

I forgot, another issued came up. I went out to the intercoastal dropped anchor to sand, found myself dragging anchor.  Removed Good Windlass and found hole in motor, can believe it worked so long, search light mounted to top of windlass which had stopped rotating. Had 3 silicon bronze all thread rods and one steel holding the windlass down Sent it to LB Harvey to get fixed 5 or 6 years ago. Opened the search light up Monday and  found they only change out the one stripped nylon gear and did not even change out the boot. What a half ass job LB Harvey!

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thanks Scott, are you done with your windshield?????

off to clean bottom while helper finishes removing tape, maybe first coat of Flagship later today

I keep looking at the picture "Third place: submitted by Jeff Pacy." and drool!  You sweet water, under cover, wrapped in winter boys...arggg.  The South Florida elements sure take its toll on my baby!  Last night I finished removing all glue residue from tape and prepped edges at teak and gelcoat, many many scrapes, chips and gouges so now gel coat repairs. This afternoon and night I will dremmel all repair areas and try to get first coat of gelcoat applied then more sanding. Fortunately I have the perfect place for evening work, no more crawling on my knees.   http://discover.pbcgov.org/erm/Publications/OceanRidgeNaturalArea.pdf

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Toerails on my 1973 41 tend to be a maintenance nightmare and look awesome when they get annual maintenance coats of Epifanes varnish and not so good if I skip a year. Most of the toerail has survived 46 seasons, so I shouldn't really complain, but it's an annual project. with sanding, lots of blue masking tape and lots of patience.

My boat was special-ordered with mahogany toerails rather than teak and I've replaced about 20 ft because of splits and rot. The new sections are holding up great, but involved some advanced woodworking skills for stanchion locations and fuel fill openings.

Regardless of every caulking technology applied to this 46 year old trim piece, plus CPES, cetol, etc, rmoisture between the glass deck and the toerail causes a few sections of varnish to lift and blister, which doesn't look good and spreads. There must be some source of condensation under there.

The photos in this thread look very familiar, as I am heading to the boat to flow on another coat and then remove 175' of blue tape. Looks good when it's ready for another season.

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Gorgeous! Toerails are a royal pain, but when they're right, my how they really set off a Commander!

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Toerails on my 1973 41 tend to be a maintenance nightmare and look awesome when they get annual maintenance coats of Epifanes varnish and not so good if I skip a year. Most of the toerail has survived 46 seasons, so I shouldn't really complain, but it's an annual project. with sanding, lots of blue masking tape and lots of patience.

My boat was special-ordered with mahogany toerails rather than teak and I've replaced about 20 ft because of splits and rot. The new sections are holding up great, but involved some advanced woodworking skills for stanchion locations and fuel fill openings.

Regardless of every caulking technology applied to this 46 year old trim piece, plus CPES, cetol, etc, rmoisture between the glass deck and the toerail causes a few sections of varnish to lift and blister, which doesn't look good and spreads. There must be some source of condensation under there.

The photos in this thread look very familiar, as I am heading to the boat to flow on another coat and then remove 175' of blue tape. Looks good when it's ready for another season.

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