Let there be light! - 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? 
  #1  
Old 05-14-2010
deniseO30's Avatar
1934 Chickering
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bristol pa
Posts: 6,344
Thanks: 52
Thanked 101 Times in 91 Posts
Rep Power: 10
deniseO30 will become famous soon enough deniseO30 will become famous soon enough
Let there be light!

err.. getting more light (and air) into the boat.

choices;

1- make or modify the existing companion way slider with plexi on top.

2- find small and pricey hatches and install above galley and other areas that are dark.

3- build skylight hatches with plexi, teak and or plastic lumber. using hinges and hatch hardware commonly available. (they must look good or equal to factory made types)

4 - Go to the depot and buy a skylight window, cut hole in roof of boat and use roof cement to seal the flashing? NOT! (But it reminds of the big green house like hatch you often see on old and large sailboats.
__________________
Denise, Bristol PA, Oday 30. On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club. New Website!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My boat is for sale.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 05-14-2010
SVCarolena's Avatar
Pearson 303
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 410
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
SVCarolena is on a distinguished road
Do you already have lexan or acrylic drop boards? We do and it does make a difference. Aside from that, I think hatches would be the best route. They can be expensive, but you can sometimes find old stock on ebay or other sources for a reasonable cost. If you are not looking for a direct replacement for an existing hole, that may work for you. Also check the Bomar website - they sometimes sell overstocks and old stock at a significant discount. Modifying the slider seems like a lot of work, or at least it would be on our our boat. One more idea would be to make a companionway cover our of sunbrella and install some isenglass windows. We made a sunbrella cover for ours to keep any water from coming between the hatch boards and to protect the teak, and it would be relatively easy to sew in some clear windows. You often see these with screens sewn in. I wouldn't want to use it with the slider open during a storm, but could be fine in good weather or a light shower.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 05-14-2010
deniseO30's Avatar
1934 Chickering
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bristol pa
Posts: 6,344
Thanks: 52
Thanked 101 Times in 91 Posts
Rep Power: 10
deniseO30 will become famous soon enough deniseO30 will become famous soon enough
Plexi drop boards would be a good thing to make. I have a dodger for the boat and that works nice but I hate the way it obscures navigation.
more to think about!
__________________
Denise, Bristol PA, Oday 30. On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club. New Website!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My boat is for sale.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




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
Finally, an LED Light with Some Warmth PracticalSailor Gear and Maintenance Articles 10 09-27-2007 12:39 AM
Surviving in Light Air Dan Neri Racing Articles 0 09-30-2004 09:00 PM
Light Lists, Lighthouses, and Visible Ranges Jim Sexton Seamanship Articles 0 06-19-2003 09:00 PM
Light Lists, Lighthouses, and Visible Ranges Jim Sexton Her Sailnet Articles 0 06-19-2003 09:00 PM
Performing in Light Air Brian Hancock Learning to Sail Articles 0 01-15-2003 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:39 PM.

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.