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post #6 of Old 07-17-2007
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Originally Posted by sailingdog
Do you have the swing room for a door? On many boats, a curtain was used, since there really wasn't sufficient space for a door to swing and still open enough to let a person through... Before going off and making a door, or even ordering the supplies for a door.... mock one up out of foamcore board or corrugated cardboard, and see what will work.

Also, you may have to leave the bottom of the door a bit above the cabin sole, especially if the cabin sole isn't completely level or flat.... so the door can swing properly.
Ohhh, those are two good points. The door on my head has gaps at the top and bottom, because the sole and headliner are both curved.

If swing room is an issue, you might try measuring for a regular door, then slice it vertically up the middle to create a simple bi-fold door. Adds another set of hinges obviously, but it could work. You could even put the bi-fold door on a track at the top (like a closet door in a home), or, if you've left a gap at the top, just let it swing freely!
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