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 Post subject: Re: Companionway, heavy seas and security
PostPosted: 13 Nov 2017 20:23 
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Midshipman

Joined: 20 Nov 2014 16:20
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Location: Great South Bay, Long Island NY
Thanks Ray for your input on this subject. I was reading all the racing rules and all the requirements to sail in an organized event, very overwhelming. Locking companionway doors are on the list, I have heavy 5/8" boards, was thinking of slide bolts hold boards. I have been having Bridge Deck envy, but maybe they got it right on the Tartan 37, I never looked at it that way. Hope never to have a boarding sea, but must be prepared.

Todd
S/V Bleu Moon
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 Post subject: Re: Companionway, heavy seas and security
PostPosted: 13 Nov 2017 22:45 
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Skipper

Joined: 29 Dec 2006 09:38
Posts: 455
My boards can be secured by a barrel lock on them at the top in the hatch cover. I think it was standard and original when my boat was built. You have to be able to open it from the inside according to the rules—which sort of makes it useless for a singlehander. I have never used it in 25 years. The seas seem to me to get longer in period as they get higher, so the real danger of getting pooped in this boat seems to be if you were turning broadside to the waves while attempting to head up for a reef. I have faced that danger and opted to keep going with too much main. I was also worried about being rolled in the troughs of 15 and 20 foot waves. Never had any seas come aboard.
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 Post subject: Re: Companionway, heavy seas and security
PostPosted: 26 Nov 2017 16:15 
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Hi Ray,
Good points, some tactics to remember not to do !

Todd McCarthy
S/V Bleu Moon
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 Post subject: Re: Companionway, heavy seas and security
PostPosted: 13 Jun 2018 08:29 
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Skipper

Joined: 20 Oct 2006 16:10
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Location: Out of Waukegan, IL
We had companionway boards redone 30 yrs ago but I don't know where the Skipper went for that. But we went from that teak plywood to solid would, twice as thick as what fits in the groove, with a taper in the two inches on either side so they slide right in. 3 panels still. No idea what wood, but 30 years later and only #2 picked up a slight warp on the edge... just enough to make it more snug in the slot so not a problem. I'll snap a pic next time I'm there.

I would think anyone with a table saw could duplicate.

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