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|08-15-2008 03:14 PM|
IIRC some people have modified their companionway hatch to have a lexan skylight instead of the wood trim. If you want more interior light you might consider doing that also.
Check the owner's website in the DIY section; It was listed under DIY #51-60. Page is not currently working so contact the webmaster maybe he can get it back online.
|08-15-2008 02:23 PM|
|08-15-2008 10:48 AM|
Originally Posted by drh1965 View Post
I did this because of the damage and resulting uneveness of the underlying fiberglass after removal of the original laminate. I surmised that I would need a good level and even substrate base to properly secure the new laminate to.
The laminate was 3/32". That put it slightly higher than the surrounding frame and I just feathered the edges of it to have it meet the frame level.
There was a very slight gap between the outer edge of the laminate and the inner edge of the frame. That's what I filled. When I masked for painting of the frame I put the tape just inside of that gap and then effectively painted over it so it wouldn't show.
|08-14-2008 09:52 PM|
|shebobah||that looks awesome ! Mine has some Jerry Rig fiber glass concoction. I think some one put an ac duct in the middle and then screwed some starboard on. Now I know what I can do with it.|
|08-14-2008 12:21 PM|
|08-14-2008 10:45 AM|
|08-12-2008 11:52 PM|
Darrell, here's what I did on our 83 Newport II. See attached picture (if my attachment worked!) Removed all the old wood insert. Remaining base and frame is fiberglass. Set in a new base with plastic wood to 1/16" below top surface. Cut and laid in a new wood laminate layer using waterproof Gorilla glue. Filled in remaining gap with fiberglass epoxy. Painted outside frame with marine enamel. Then I put 5-6 coats of marine varnish on. Loved the result.
|08-09-2008 08:02 PM|
Didn't someone recently replace the rotting wood on the companionway hatch with something else? Mine is rotting, seperating, and need to go. Any experience/advice would be appreciated?
'87 N28 MKII