Yep, I sewed a great canvas door with an oval window in it. I
attached the canvas to the fiberglass at the forward end of the
sliding hatch. I placed a sail batten inside the canvas at the aft
end of the sliding hatch to hold the fabric up so the sliding hatch
could also stay open. I also sewed in insulating material (winter
coat lining) to retain my heat & A/C inside the boat. It works
great! And all I have to do is lift the canvas out of the way. Much
better than constantly sliding opening the hatch and the door a
hundred times a day! I even incorporated a zip-in no-see-um screen
for the days I don't need to worry about heat or A/C being on. If you
need a pic, let me know!
--- In amelyachtowners@..., kimberlite1212
Has anyone figured out a way to close the companionway hatchwithout
using the knobs.