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Date Posted: - Sunday - 01/20/13 - 11:40am
Author: Henry, Prinsibini ,M31#69
Subject: Repair of companionway folding dropboard

The dropboard plywood inserts were totally dry rotted and I have removed them and disassembled the two frames. I am thinking about replacing the plywood inserts with tinted Lexan plastic. My boating experience is extremly limited, Is this a viable option. I really don't want to rebuild the dropboars again. Is there a source for a replacement latch assembly as mine is missing several parts and is totally unworkable. Thanks

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[> yes you can -- Ardi (Taygeta M31 #98), - Monday - 01/21/13 - 10:00am

Don't use the old frames at all, less work to build and varnish. I would sugest one pair tinted and one pair clear.Tinted for privacy but for light and if you would install a depthmeter/fishfinder, gps/chartploter on the bulkhead at the companionway, in a rainy day or cold you would want to be able to read it even when washboard are placed in.

Fair winds.

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[> [> dropboards -- henry, - Thursday - 01/24/13 - 9:51am

Thanks Ardi
You brought up considerations I had not thought of. I am not a skilled woodworker like yourself, but maybe I can build a new dropboard. Thanks again!

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