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ChrisOB

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Companionway doors
« on: April 13, 2020, 10:08:13 PM »

I have recently relocated the boat from NY to Louisiana and am in the process of installing reverse cycle air conditioning.  Does anyone have drawings of doors for an mki? Would like to use them while in the slip with the AC on.  I have time at the moment to build them, so I shall make that attempt instead of buying from a vendor.  Thank you.
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Re: Companionway doors
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2020, 02:01:28 PM »

Chris : I believe that you are better off making you own doors from YOUR boats measurements.  It's been my experience that each C34 could be slightly different!

That way you know that they will fit for sure!!

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Re: Companionway doors
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2020, 03:54:43 PM »

Ron’s right as usual.  Make a template from your own boat.  I tried duplicating my doors for another 34.  It was a colossal waste of time.
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Re: Companionway doors
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2020, 10:39:46 PM »

That makes sense, thanks!
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Re: Companionway doors
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2020, 07:54:35 AM »

Chris,

If you make your own you'll get exactly what you want. I don't know how much you enjoy refinishing teak, not a fan myself, but you might consider using Starboard instead of teak.
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Re: Companionway doors
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2020, 03:38:39 PM »

Do you need the doors for safety or just to enter quickly with ac on? I decided to have a cover made of the same canvas as the dodger. It attaches with 2 snaps on top and hangs down over the opening. It keeps the cold air in, waterproof and easy to go in and out. Just an idea.



I have recently relocated the boat from NY to Louisiana and am in the process of installing reverse cycle air conditioning.  Does anyone have drawings of doors for an mki? Would like to use them while in the slip with the AC on.  I have time at the moment to build them, so I shall make that attempt instead of buying from a vendor.  Thank you.
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Re: Companionway doors
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2020, 10:44:54 PM »

I actually have a custom canvas cover that snaps over the companionway that we use without the criboards.  The doors were for keeping the cool air inside without lifting the boards.  I decided that I have so many projects that for now I will make some crib boards out of styrafoam and use those with the canvas for now.  That will insulate well and take away the annoyance of lifting up the heavy crib boards to enter and exit.  I’d like to make nice doors eventually but after designing them, sourcing wood, and making them fit perfectly I think that time will be better spent on other projects.  The styrafoam will not be yachtie but it will be effective.
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Re: Companionway doors
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2020, 05:44:24 AM »

I’ve never heard of them referred to as “crib”.  That’s interesting.  Do you come from a farming background.
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Re: Companionway doors
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2020, 06:42:50 AM »

I also have a canvas cover that we put on the companion way when we are on the boat.  It attaches with snaps.  Keeps the A/C in and easy to enter and exit.
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Re: Companionway doors
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2020, 07:05:01 AM »

I also have a canvas cover that we put on the companion way when we are on the boat.  It attaches with snaps.  Keeps the A/C in and easy to enter and exit.

I did the same thing, but added vinyl windows in the canvas to let light in. We also had a canvas framed screen that snapped on too. 
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Re: Companionway doors
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2020, 07:42:56 PM »

Chris

Take a look at Zarcor companionway doors.  They are great!  Even if you’d rather make your own, they are worth a look because of great design ideas like changeable inserts (smoke, opaque and screen), maintenance free Starboard-like material, and, best-of-all the replacement hinges are included and they make the doors easily removable.  Don’t know where you could get hinges like ‘em but they’re worth it if available.  Love my Zarcor doors and I am not paid for this endorsement.
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Re: Companionway doors
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2020, 04:42:59 AM »

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Take a look at Zarcor companionway doors.  They are great!

I agree, they work and look good on Shamrock.  But then Shamrock is a MKll with no teak on the topsides.  IMHO anyone considering or pricing air conditioning should include companionway doors as part of the overall project.
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Re: Companionway doors
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2020, 07:13:12 AM »

Chris:  Just wondering... how did you relocate your C34 from NY to Louisiana, and where is it located in Louisiana?
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Re: Companionway doors
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2020, 03:10:32 PM »

I made my own as I can't stand using slats.
I also used lift off hinges...makes a big difference
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Re: Companionway doors
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2020, 07:11:38 AM »

That's what's great about these boats, you can reimagine them to suit your personal preferences. I found the original teak slats to be heavy and a bit unwieldy so I made new slats from 1/4" starboard, they're lighter and require no maintenance.
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