Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Barnegat Bay, NJ
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Blt2ski, I'd love to see some pictures, I'm having trouble picturing your setup.
CD, no problem I'll write something up and take some pictures as I go.
SCK5, I agree about folding door. I thought about the idea, then imagined my six foot 270 lbs coming down on them, and never thought about folding doors again.
Captain Force, that is absolutely beautiful! Do you climb over or does your boat have a second companionway through the aft cabin? I wasn't sure from your post. There is a 37 Gozzard that has been at the Annapolis show for the past couple of years that has stained glass inserts in each door. I wondered if the joints in the glass would work themselves loose over time. How long have you had your stained glass?
BTW, we use our boat as a second home at the shore, so having doors rather than hatch boards is a great convenience. I'd never go back. Iím trying to figure out how to have the best of both worlds.
And if you're trying to imagine the acrylic inlays, I'm kicking around using one of these two from my woodworking supplier. The top one looks like mother of pearl, the bottom one speaks for itself. Both provide a sense of deep depth, though the inlays will only be 1/16th thinck. I thought about real mother of pearl, but it would double the amount of time for the project and it would make the doors too delicate.
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ďThe sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labors hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective." - Henry David Thoreau