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The doors look great. While I would have cautioned their longevity three years ago as well, I'm glad they held up.
As I mentioned, we only use them on weekends when we are actually on the boat and they were finished to last years. First coat of varnish, thinned 50/50 to really soak into the wood. Second coat thinned 75/25. 4-5 additional coats at 90/10. The doors look the same today as the day I first put them on the boat.

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Re: Companionway doors

Good work Chuck.
One suggestion - pop at least a couple of the screws and get the 'security' type that can only be unscrewed with the special tool.
I know locks are only to thwart honest people, but let's not make it easy for thieves either.

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Good work Chuck.
One suggestion - pop at least a couple of the screws and get the 'security' type that can only be unscrewed with the special tool.
I know locks are only to thwart honest people, but let's not make it easy for thieves either.
Locks? What are locks? I'm on my 4th boat that I've kept at this marina and in 19 years, none have ever been locked. Have never locked it at my winter storage marina either - a few miles down the road.
There are quite a few boats not locked - ever and on the weekends, more than a few cars in the parking lot, doors unlocked and keys in the ignition.

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