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post #13 of Old 05-23-2012
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Re: Making Companionway Doors

I made a set of companionway doors from Red Oak that have replaceable panels. I rabbeted the sills and inserted an aluminum channel. The channel is .25" deep, and at the bottom I drilled some weep holes to allow any water to drain. The opening has a 1.5" batten that covers it and also is a mounting place for the hasp. It has been weather tight in some pretty good rain storms. The bottom has a bolt to lock it in place and the top is braced by a 1" channel so the doors can not be easily forced. The sliding cabin roof has a piece of oak attached to prevent the channel and panels from being raised when it is closed and locked.

I have pictures and a short article at ODAYOWNERS . COM under OWNER MODS / ODAY 23
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