It is a good choice for its intended purpose but not as large as I would like. I am about the same size as Glenn and I found it a bit snug - and I wasn't wearing wet weather gear as he will be. For a modification to an existing companionway it is about all you can do. If building new or willing to modify more extensively I would go with the type of door used on some offshore solo boats where the entrance is higher and there is a raised section of the cabin top. Tough to do on a boat this size with a low cabin top though.I like his companionway hatch.