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Mark D posted 01-18-2002 05:41 PM ET (US)   Profile for Mark D  
The teak trim around my fire extinguisher has a chunk taken out of it. It seems someone who owned the boat before had a VHF radio mounted on the side of the console and need more room. Where can I get the piece I need? I can email pictures of what I mean.
Taylor posted 01-18-2002 07:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
You could always buy teak at Rockler, right Tom ;) (See the "Wood Baby" thread below)

The frame is four pieces joined together with dowel joints at the corners. The cross section looks a little like this:

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Except the outside edge of the frame is not a simple bevel but curved.

Are you missing a whole side or just part of the frame? Sure, email me a picture.

Someone else can probably say where you could get a whole new frame. I would not think pieces are available.

Taylor posted 01-18-2002 07:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
So much for ASCII art. Jim, does the UI reduce multiple spaces to a single space?
Taylor posted 01-21-2002 01:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
I got the picture, Mark. I suspect there is a special place in purgatory for people who take a bite out of trim like that. Not that they'd be there for ever... but I wonder what the penalty should be?

One problem with fitting a new piece into the bite is that the edges will need to be straightened up first. Plus you end up with but joints on end grain, which don't hold.

I think you have a the following choices...

1) Replace to whole wood frame. Check with a Whaler Dealer... Twin Cities Marine is reputed to be very helpful with this sort of thing.

2) Repair it yourself. I'd probably flip it over, outer (face) side down over a dado blade and nibble away the outer 1/4", up and down an inch from the bite, and then scarf in a new piece of teak with lap joints formed from the part you nibbled away. You could reform the curve from the adjacent sides with a block plane and then a sander. You will be able to see the joints, but they will probably to look like someone cared enough to do the repair.

3) Send it too me with the appropriate
amount of the local PA micro brew and I'll do it for you. :)

Mark D posted 01-24-2002 08:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mark D    
Which micro brewery?
Taylor posted 01-24-2002 04:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
Your choice. I e-mailed you my address.

Interestingly, your fire extinquisher pocket is different than on my 1988, in that the wood trim is shorter and the opening smaller so the fire extinguisher goes down inside the console for a ways. I'd not noticed that before. There must be a drain hole, too. On mine you can see the bottom of the extinquisher from the side. What year is your Montauk?

Mark D posted 01-27-2002 09:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mark D    
Its a 1984

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