Hatchway Doors

Published date: August 17, 2020
Modified date: August 17, 2020
  • Boat Type: MacGregor 26X, Boat Type

As other owners have done, I've replaced the large white door that came with our '02 X.
3/4" plywood with 6 layers of spar urethane (the first 3 thinned 50% for absorption) and an oak piece for the overlap.
Still need an inside latch or two when I figure out where to put them.
They can still be slipped up and off and stowed as needed.
Tinted acrylic windows at $10 ea.
So much easier to come from and go below now.
(BTW, on the inside pic... the eye sees the windows as gray not purple.)


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