Re: Companionway hatch removal
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I agree that there should be an easy way to do this, and I found a woodshop owned by a New Zealander in Antigua who repairs this door without removing it. Chris Waelen in Jolly Harbour Boatyard, Jolly Harbour, Antigua. Chris works wonders with anything wood. I looked him up because he replaced the veneer on the companionway door of an Amel 54 with a teak veneer. Here is a photo, and here is a link for contact and more information:
https://preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/anything-wood.html. Chris uses a 3M self-adhesive veneer and has choices of several different kinds of wood, including cherry.
On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 6:57 AM william reynolds <sail23692@...> wrote:
I've heard much discussion about renewing the vertical companionway hatch. The veneer on the hatch takes a beating from sun and rain. I've seen several boats that had their doors sanded and new veneer applied. The new veneer surface is less than 1/32nd thick and cannot be sanded. It is an easy process. A one day DIY project and shouldn't cost more than $100.00 US. (Woodworkers are charging much more)