Well..It's time to replace my sliding hatch
in the companionway
. I just had a new companionway
door made up, out of some 3/4 material that looks like white starboard, only more rigid and it has some clear windows in it as well...
I need to rebuild
my companionway hatch
(typical slider) and was considering options that would make it more "water tight". Has anyone replaced their sliding hatch with one that does not slide but simply has a hinge on one end or side that allows it to be raised like a normal hatch and dogged down as well? Almost like a hinged lid on a box.. I really hate the water
that comes in when the wind
pipes up, and thought that having a clear hatch embedded within a wooden or aluminum
frame that is simply hinged would be much simplier, more secure and less likely to let water
in. BTW My sailboat has a pilothouse, with boom vang
, so the boom is not an issue....