Some cap rail is being re-bedded with 3M 4000 UV

First we removed some of the Sikkens Cetol from the cap rail around the teak joint.
Why they put the joint in the middle of the gate for entry into the boat is any bodies guess. Any way we then cleaned out the joint with a picker and a hack saw blade.

Beginning of June 2017 - Tied up in Marina Mazatlán, Mexico
We also cleaned out the cap rail sealant from the stern to the forward scupper on the outside port side.
This sealant on the port side was chalky and falling apart. Last year we did the whole outside of the cap rail except for this area. 
We also cleaned out the inside of the starboard cap rail from the stern to just forward of the winch, just to the non skid deck. Then it was tape time.
Getting taped up.
Debbie did most of the taping.
Ready for 3M 4000 UV Marine Fast Cure Sealant.
Here we are using an old feeler gauge and a Starbucks coffee stirrer o help push 3M 4000 UV Marine Fast Cure Sealant into the deeper spots. And yes there are several Starbucks Coffee houses in Mazatlán, Mexico
3M 4000 UV Marine Fast Cure Adhesive Sealant
The starboard inside stern in the cockpit has been sealed with 3M 4000 UV . Now to remove the tape.
A little sloppier than we would of liked. I left too much 3M 4000 UV on the tape so when we pulled up the tape it was sticking. Still looks good though and it sealed nicely.
Akll done.
All done.
As you can see we used white 3M 4000 UV Marine Fast Cure Sealant to re-seal the teak cap rail joint.
We needed the white 3M 4000 UV for the cap rails we are sealing so we did not want to spent the cash on a tube of black 3M 4000 UV to do just this one spot. Probably next summer we will do all four cap rail joints in black 3M 4000 UV and completely re-do the cap rails. Also we may just pay to have them done. I will still probably seal the cap rail joints myself. It is affordable here in Mazatlán to this work done rather than do it ourselves.
 We sanded this with 220 sand paper and feathered in the edges of the original Sikkens Cetol Marine Gloss .
 
Here we applied a coat of Sikkens Cetol Marine Natural Teak.
 One coat is what we use so the teak stays light looking. The clear is what has the UV protection in it.
We did a light sanding of theses cockpit teak cushion holders.
Now we applied some Sikkens Cetol Marine Natural Teak to the bare spots.
We did a light sanding of theses cockpit teak cushion holders.
Next we will apply a couple of coats of Sikkens Cetol Marine Gloss to spruce the teak up.
This is just a sprucing up if you will of the teak cushion holders for next cruising season. Next year these along with the cap rail will get completely re-done.
Here we will add a couple of coats of  Sikkens Cetol Marine Gloss to the face of the helms seat to spruce it up.
It had a light sanding to remove some scratches. It does not fit in the lazerett well and gets scratched up doing so. We will just store it below this summer. At anchor we hang it on the bimini wile using the stern steps. It is out-of-the-way and easy to do while at anchor.

The Sikkens Cetol Marine Gloss is still a bit sticky after a few days so either I did not stir it well enough or it is too old and some of the dryer is gone in it. We will put another coat on in a day or so and see. No matter it will dry over the summer I would thing 😖

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