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Old 12-05-2013
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Re: Making Companionway Doors

Originally Posted by aeventyr60 View Post
The best addition was a snap on Sunbrella cover that drapes down from the sliding companion way hatch cover. For the poster who was concerned about the UV degrading his newly varnished doors, this may be the ticket.
I agree. I also have a Sunbrella cover that snaps onto the top of the aft end of the slider. It has a light batten sewn in at the bottom for weight. As I live aboard it makes it easy to open or close for ventilation or when leaving the boat. Also I can roll it up to whatever height I like and I use a small plastic spring clamp to keep it there. Often in the winter I will leave the bottom board (I have 2) in and almost close the gap with the flap. Allows for as much or as little ventilation as I want and makes it easy to come and go. When I want it totally open I just flip the whole thing onto the sliding part of the hatch.
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