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Old 25-07-2011, 20:32   #46
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Re: Your Favorite Companionway

I'm gonna run a piece of rubber down the length of the boards for my companionway. They are cut at a 45 degree angle and I think a piece of rubber tubing cut to fit will make a nice seal for the two boards.
The nice thing about boards is you don't have to put both of them in place. You can run with the top board off and let the boat breath.Doors aren't able to do that unless you design them too.

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Re: Your Favorite Companionway

Have not thought too much about doors other than the fact that they need to be secure, weather-proof and convenient (more or less in that order)

I have no problem with well-made split doors if they are strongly made, can be pinned top and bottom, plus with an overlapping strip, they don’t leak with a hose test.

That is what I have on SG and the convenience factor means that it is easy to enforce a door closed policy when sailing.
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Re: Your Favorite Companionway

so far i have not found any problem with sailing with doors ajar--- there are hooks to maintain the open status and seas haven't come near the cockpit-- over the waist, yes, but th scuppers deal well with that-- so i sail with my doors open. seas have to come a far distance to hit my doors and enter boat.
there are also latches and bolts to make sure the doors are lockable from inside.
one door has an overlap for making seal for when closed--i wouldnt dream of having anyhting on this boat maintain decency in a knock down--i prevent that when at all possible. aint wanting to sink.

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