Category «PlasTeak»

Annual Pressure Washer Weekend

If anything so I can at least make a post to the blog… This year, the wash extends beyond the boat to the new finish shop. The finish shop is getting most of the attention this summer as we get it ready for work. A new roof was recently installed and the exterior is now …

Caprail Trim and T-Track are IN!

Ok, this took a lot longer than expected. I will save the minutiae of the actual install and just give a summary of the good, the bad and some tips and tricks for anyone considering something similar. Plasteak We went with Plasteak, which is this fake plastic teak make from recycled HDPE plastic. It really …

Jigs And Joints

This past week I have been making a jig to assist cutting what I call a “modified scarf joint” for the caprail trim. Perhaps there is a better name for this as I have seen it used often on caprails? Basically the joined ends of the caprail planks are cut such that they interlock together. …

Twenty-Four Feet of Caprail Trim…

…has been dry fitted. A bit of trial and error on the fitting technique, but I think I got it down. The caprail material is 1 x 4 inch PlasTeak (0.75 x 3.5 inch actual size). The top of the bulwarks vary from 2.75 to 3.25 inches wide due to variations of the deck and …