They then covered the holes with small plastic caps. It looked neat but, it was a pain when I started on the project to remove the hand rails so I decided to...
make things much easier for myself by cutting out the headliner under the deck with a Dremel Tool to make access to the screws much easier:
While this made the job of removing and remounting the handrails much easier. It did leave ugly rectangles where I cut through the headliner.
This spring I decide to spruce things up and finally cover these spots. I went to Home Depot and found a piece of thin three inch molding that was perfect for covering up the holes. I trimmed it to size and mounted it to see how it fit:
I then removed it and used and put on three coats of Interlux Cetol Marine Natural Teak Wood Finish. Once again I found the Painters Points very useful when applying the Cetol:
After I finished applying the three coats of Cetol I remounted the molding over the holes:
I'm very happy with the results since it covers up the ugly cuts and will also allow easy access in the future to the handrail screws. I will will now do the same for the starboard side of the cabin.