Repair of Toe Rail Section at Bow
|If you look closely at the old section of the toe rail you can see the cracks |
in the toe rail. Over the years I tried to fill the cracks
with epoxy but they kept reappearing.
|All the old bungs and bolts were removed first. Then a rough cut was made through |
the toe rail to isolate the section to be replaced. Then the section to be
replaced was removed. This photo was taken before the
hull to deck joint was cleaned up.
|This is a diagram of the hull-to-deck joint on a C&C Landfall 38. Unlike most |
other C&C sailboats that have perforated aluminum toe rails, the
Landfall series have teak toe rails.
|After the bad toe rail section was removed a long scarf was added to the existing |
toe rail--this was for joining the new toe rail section.
|A mating scarf was made on the new toe rail section and it was fastened to the |
old section with some type of very durable adhesive.
|All new bolts were installed and they were covered with teak bungs. This photo |
was taken before the bungs were cut off even with the toe rail's surface.