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John W posted 01-11-2004 05:28 PM ET (US)   Profile for John W   Send Email to John W  
As I posted on the "general" forum, as of yesterday I became the proud owner of a 1971 Outrage 21. I plan a complete cosmetic restoration of the boat & am very excited about the process! I'm hoping to rely n this site for advice as I move through the process. A couple of initial questions...

1) I would like to varnish the teak console, bench seat & forward hatch. I know these items were originally oiled teak, but I would prefer the look of varnish & dislike the continuous maintenance of oiled teak. (The varnished wood will be kept in the shade, which reduces varnish maintenance dramatically.) My question: Is it possible to varnish over the white caulking lines between the teak planks? The caulking (or whatever it is) seems to be in good shape, and I'm reluctant to remove it. Has anyone tried this?

2) I want to replace the rubrail. It seems like the articles on this site focus on rubrails for the smaller models, with either a 2 part black & white rubrail, or the all-white rubrails of the 1960's boats. But the owner's manual of my '71 shows what appears to be a two part, all black rubrail. Any suggestions as to where to get a replacement for the original?

Any opinions or suggestions are very appreciated.


overbrook posted 01-11-2004 06:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for overbrook  Send Email to overbrook     
John - can't help you much on the teak wood-but I just purchased a taco brand rubrail for my 21 outrage try boatersworld or overtons but they are a two piece black rubrail. good luck! Tom
overbrook posted 01-11-2004 06:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for overbrook  Send Email to overbrook John I'm not too computer savy-I tried to cut and paste this page but just go to and type in rubrail in the search bar and it will bring up a list of rubrails I bought the 50' which is two inches longer than needed so when you go to put it on you need to let it warm up in the sun and make sure you pull it tight so you don't wind up short. Tom
ryanwhaler posted 01-11-2004 08:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler
overbrook posted 01-11-2004 08:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for overbrook  Send Email to overbrook     
Thanks Ryan- I'm computer stupid! John you might oughtta look at this one on ebay it looks like what you need item # 2453764609 Tom
John W posted 01-14-2004 08:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for John W  Send Email to John W     
Thanks for the responses. I think I'm going to go with the OEM original, still available from Boston Whaler...but the price is pretty steep...$411 plus tax & freight. Ouch!

I'm still trying to find out how to go about varnishing over or around the caulk lines. I may search some mahogany Chris Craft runabout sites for answers, they should certainly know how to appy varnish.


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