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by sunnysailer
Dec 6th, '18, 21:22
Forum: General
Topic: Toe Rail Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Toe Rail Replacement

thanks, nice boat. Mine was to sad to take anywhere, so bit the bullet. Wouldn't tackle the lot together next time.
by sunnysailer
Dec 5th, '18, 12:15
Forum: General
Topic: Toe Rail Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Toe Rail Replacement

Yes am in 2 opinions, can get a new piece made from Aus timber which is the look I love. Just being a bit lazy as do not want to recoat every 6 months. Thanks for the advice and I think I will go with repairing instead of replacing. What coating and how many coats are you using? At the end of 12 mon...
by sunnysailer
Dec 4th, '18, 22:22
Forum: General
Topic: Toe Rail Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Toe Rail Replacement

Yes, mine currently has a timber toerail which is rotted out in some sections. As currently re-vamping the whole boat need to do something with the toerail after the painting is finished. Did your neighbour use the synthetic decking for toerails. A company in England has synthetic teak toerails but ...
by sunnysailer
Dec 2nd, '18, 10:29
Forum: Sonata
Topic: Toerail Replacement Suggestions
Replies: 0
Views: 162

Toerail Replacement Suggestions

The timber toe rail on my SC 23 has rotted out and needs replacing. Any ideas please, thanks in advance
by sunnysailer
Dec 2nd, '18, 10:13
Forum: General
Topic: Toe Rail Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Toe Rail Replacement

looking for ideas on toe rail replacement for my Southern Cross 23. Some suggestions are Aluminium, cost between $1600 and $2000, synthetic teak look from UK or making own from synthetic decking. Has anyone done this recently and would like to pass on their experience. Thanks in advance
by sunnysailer
Nov 19th, '17, 08:01
Forum: General
Topic: Southerncross 23 Restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 752

Re: Southerncross 23 Restoration

Thanks for the replies and advice. Will consider both options. Thanks
by sunnysailer
Nov 15th, '17, 12:29
Forum: General
Topic: Southerncross 23 Restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 752

Southerncross 23 Restoration

Well, past a few more milestones with the complete restoration. Now know she was once called Orient Express on her first coat of paint. Was most likely blue gelcoat with a white stripe originally as where the antifoul has come off is blue gelcoat and if sanded through the first coat of paint its blu...
by sunnysailer
Sep 21st, '17, 09:27
Forum: General
Topic: Day ??: Southerncross 23 Restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 684

Re: Day ??: Southerncross 23 Restoration

Sorry meant guernying and don't want to use sand blasting for fear of ruining the lovely navy blue gelcoat.
by sunnysailer
Sep 21st, '17, 09:26
Forum: General
Topic: Day ??: Southerncross 23 Restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 684

Re: Day ??: Southerncross 23 Restoration

I tried scraping but does not really budge, even though it has broken off in places and and I don't want to mark the gel coat. On another forum a guy uses 60 grit sanding mesh which he claims he can clean a 38 footer with in 4 hours. Has anyone else used this??? I doubt sand blasting would fully rem...
by sunnysailer
Sep 20th, '17, 11:44
Forum: General
Topic: Day ??: Southerncross 23 Restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 684

Day ??: Southerncross 23 Restoration

Well I am getting there. Most of the fittings have been removed from the decks. i have finished sanding the interior and started on the hull. It was exciting to removed the white paint to uncover the 70s style I think, is the original surface with a blue stripe. The surface is very sound but is not ...
by sunnysailer
Aug 24th, '17, 21:49
Forum: General
Topic: Day 1: Southerncross 23 Restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 1180

Re: Day 1: Southerncross 23 Restoration

Thanks for the replies so far very helpful. Ouch is right the toe rail in Aluminium is certainly pricey, but the thought of resealing the timber ones is unappealing at the moment. A friend is looking into something cheaper. So far I have removed all the gear out of the boat and removed the staunchio...
by sunnysailer
Aug 21st, '17, 09:31
Forum: General
Topic: Day 1: Southerncross 23 Restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 1180

Day 1: Southerncross 23 Restoration

Yesterday I started the restoration of my Southerncross 23. I have owned the TS for a number of years and the time has come. The first job was to remove the timber toe rails. The first problem: one of the side rails has rotted out where water must have been sitting under it. So I need a new one. Doe...

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