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Date Posted: - Tuesday - 01/22/08 - 9:10pm
Author: Mark
Subject: Teak companionway frame
In reply to: Randall, M31, Murre 's message, "Aft Cabin Bulkhead Replacement" on - Monday - 01/21/08 - 9:56pm

The vertical frames should slide out verticlly(up) once the entire bulkhead is free. You might damage the miter joint at the (2) lower corners if you apply pressure sideways as the miter might be "keyed" as well. To tilt the top of the bulkhead out you'll need to find the "mystery" screws at the upper frame connection. Hopefully Brett can chime in, the 18 yrs since my experience is just a memory. I'll check my grab handles tomorrow, as I'll be at the boat.

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[> Companionway -- Mark, - Wednesday - 01/23/08 - 4:09pm

Randall, I checked the grab handles today and you may be right as the screws bed almost 1 1/2" (I have one off.) After looking at the teak connection at the top I think if you do decide to try and tap the verticals toward one another you'll have to remove the 7/16" covering that is on either side of the sliding hatch, I think the way the verticals are "keyed" that the covering is in the way. I still think tilting the bulkhead out is the best method. Are the (2) fasteners at the top of the verticals lined up with the horizontal teak frame around the hatch?

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[> [> hidden nails -- Greg, - Wednesday - 01/23/08 - 4:32pm

as i recall from replacing mine there were nails along the bottom up through the bulkhead into the teak frame but i don't know if that was original or not

M31 #121 Water Lilly
Columbia, SC

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[> [> [> HIDDEN NAILS -- Randall, - Monday - 02/18/08 - 12:40pm

Thanks for this hint, Greg. There were plenty of nails in my companion way hatch frame, but on two sides only (bottom and starboard. It appeared as though a six inch wide section of bulkhead abutting the companionway on the port side had been replaced, and here there were no nails. So, I think the use of the ring nails was original. It sure would be concistent with their use on other areas of the boat.

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[> [> Thanks for the observations... -- Randall (), - Thursday - 01/24/08 - 9:45pm


We had guests coming into town this weekend that I thought would 86 boat work plans. Now they only want to do dinner. So to the boat I go.

I'll let you know next week how go the companionway frames.

Thanks again,


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[> [> [> I'm jealous -- John, - Friday - 01/25/08 - 4:17pm

I'm jealous of the guys that can work on their boats outside all year round! I'm stuck working in my basement until April!!!!

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