Friday, January 18, 2013

Puzzle Joints, Covering Boards and Rub Rails

We needed to replace the teak on Leap. Charlie created a puzzle joint for the covering boards which enabled us to lock them together for a continuous smooth finish and they look beautiful.
The rub rail we made in the shop and brought with us with the exception of the bow pieces. Charlie laminated together thin strips of teak and built a mold to bend them and then laid them up with epoxy. Once dry he scribed the pieces to fit the bow. We have been varnishing when weather allows and we have one more coat to apply before we can put on the rigging parts and the stainless rub rail.
Hopefully tomorrow will bring us a break in the weather for varnishing.


  1. That looks sooooooo goooooood!!!!!! Can't wait to see it in person! She looks like a whole new boat! :)