Discussions (1287)

New sliding doors

view profile

Slycat777 says:

I'm going to replace the sheets of wood that currently close off the companionway. I had to modify them earlier in the year to accomodate the new box I put in place in the cockpit and now the configuration is prone to leaking.

I considered that some sort of perspex sheet might be a neater solution than wood. At least it would require less yearly maintenance! Any suggestions for a material that would make good siders?

I think I'll just use a single largish sheet.
3:58AM, 23 December 2011 PDT (permalink)

view photostream

rothwell_neil says:

12mm perspex, slot routered in. Very pleased as lets lots of light in when closed.

www.flickr.com/photos/14026017@N04/6266450173/in/photostream
92 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

Slycat777 says:

Nice!!! Thanks.
92 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

blueachilles says:

Neil's perspex does look good. I would recommend making it in three pieces rather than two, as we have done (ours is the older design with no bridge deck, i.e. the deeper doorway) because its easier to stow.
92 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

rothwell_neil says:

Cuts really easily with circular saw, set to just over the thickness of the perspex, apparently you need the shallow saw angle, whatever it works!
92 months ago (permalink)

Would you like to comment?

Sign up for a free account, or sign in (if you're already a member).