need to fab new companionway hatch - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #11  
Old 03-31-2007
hellosailor's Avatar
Plausible Deniability
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 10,432
Thanks: 1
Thanked 75 Times in 73 Posts
Rep Power: 10
hellosailor has a spectacular aura about hellosailor has a spectacular aura about
Nightowle-
Personally? I think wood products exposed to the outdoors are just a way of ensuring jobs for maintenance staff. I'd use 1/2" plexiglass instead for a zero-maintenance solution that also allows more light down below. WAY more light.
Not clear plexi, but translucent plexi, either "milk white" or other colors available, or plain transparent smoked if that suits you better. If you want extra privacy but don't want the translucent stuff, you can use the plain smoked and just have one side sanded or sand-blasted, the abrasion will make it impossible to see through.
Any grade of plexi is strong enough for this application, you'd want to do a little rounding and polishing to take off rought/sharp edges, or have a plexi shop fab them to match your old boards, it should be a fairly simple job. I wouledn't worry about scratch- or UV- resistance for this application either, but if you want to splurge you can ask for a better grade of plexi with that in mind.
And they don't all have to be the same, i.e. you can make the lowest one clear (so you can see out) while keeping the top ones translucent to keep prying eyes out.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 03-31-2007
Freesail99's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,507
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Freesail99 will become famous soon enough
Send a message via Yahoo to Freesail99
I just got back from my boat and I was thinking about this. What about starboard ? You would never need to do anything to it, zero maintenance.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 03-31-2007
hellosailor's Avatar
Plausible Deniability
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 10,432
Thanks: 1
Thanked 75 Times in 73 Posts
Rep Power: 10
hellosailor has a spectacular aura about hellosailor has a spectacular aura about
Starboard should also work, sure. How's the price compare to plexi in 1/2" material?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 03-31-2007
Freesail99's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,507
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Freesail99 will become famous soon enough
Send a message via Yahoo to Freesail99
One other feature about starboard over plexi is security
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #15  
Old 03-31-2007
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
rchrdcoe is on a distinguished road
Get some teak boards and route the edges down to the 1/2" you need. Good looking end strong.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #16  
Old 03-31-2007
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
HelloSailor-

I wouldn't use Starboard, because it doesn't really have the tensile strength that ABS, Lexan, Polycarbonate, Acrylic or Plexiglass have. If you look at the commercially made Starboard dropboards, they're actually laminated with a stainless steel crossbar as reinforcement.

Starboard is far weaker than the other materials, and the manufacturer says it shouldn't be used as a structural material.

Yotphix-

I meant Lexan, but in many ways, ABS, Polycarbonate and Lexan serve very similar purposes..
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.

Last edited by sailingdog; 03-31-2007 at 08:25 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #17  
Old 03-31-2007
PBzeer's Avatar
Wandering Aimlessly
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Cruising
Posts: 19,793
Thanks: 0
Thanked 78 Times in 75 Posts
Rep Power: 14
PBzeer has a spectacular aura about PBzeer has a spectacular aura about PBzeer has a spectacular aura about
One other thing about Starboard, it's as expensive as teak.
__________________
John
Ontario 32 - Aria

Free, is the heart, that lives not, in fear.
Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
JCP


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Website & Blog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #18  
Old 03-31-2007
T37Chef's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 4,045
Thanks: 52
Thanked 25 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 8
T37Chef will become famous soon enough
FYI...

Welcome to Exotic Lumber Inc

Unfortunately they're 2 minutes from my home
__________________
Shawn
Tartan 37 - S/V Windgeist

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Photo by Joe McCary
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #19  
Old 04-02-2007
tenuki's Avatar
Helms ALee!
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pacific Northwest, USA
Posts: 1,245
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
tenuki will become famous soon enough
lexan I'm guessing.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #20  
Old 04-02-2007
Haguesail's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 29
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Haguesail is on a distinguished road
I had a Lexan companionway door that was crazed and cracked, replaced it with marine plywood cut to shape, with a teak louvred vent set in the upper middle (with brass screws). The vent improves ventlation over the plastic, and the door looks great when varnished and finished with a nice hand-hold.

Chris
Monnickendam, NL
'88 Colvic Countess 33
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Companionway hatch for E-27? captainbrad Ericson 5 09-25-2011 10:46 PM
Companionway Hatch Replacement danohayes Gear & Maintenance 9 10-23-2008 09:46 AM
Wauquiez Hood MK I Companionway - pros and cons garymcg Boat Review and Purchase Forum 0 10-17-2006 02:53 PM
Wood vs. Plexi - Companionway Hatch Boards lightyear22 Gear & Maintenance 7 03-16-2006 09:06 AM
Resolving Hatch and Portlight Problems Tom Wood Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 03-17-2003 07:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:25 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.