I'm new to this message board, so forgive me if these topics have been covered. I'm doing my best to restore a MR Independence from the mid-90's. Hull is fiberglass and it has ash trim. I have two fussy gunwale questions:<br />
1) The gunwales have black marks on them from cartop canoe racks, probably Thule or Yakima. I've mostly eliminated the marks by sanding, but I'm wondering if anyone has found a way to prevent this problem. Eventually I'll be transporting this canoe, and I'd like to avoid more black marks. (I have a Thule rack).
2) The previous owner kept up with the gunwale maintenance, but he was a little messy. In a few places, Watco Teak Oil dripped down the hull, leaving orange drip marks. Purely a cosmetic problem, but I'd really like to get rid of these drip marks. Anyone know how?;