Upgrades to s/v Lollipop - A Grampian 26


 

 Companionway Boards

 

The existing acrylic companionway boards where badly scratched, broken corners, broken lock, etc.

 

I had a nice piece of Mahogany laying around, just enough to replace the worn Teak handrails and 3 hatch boards.

 

The 2 top ones have a bronze acrylic window, while the bottom is a large vent with screen and can be closed off from the inside with a sliding panel.

 

Frames are 3/4x1-3/4,mitered corners with a loose tenon, glued with polyurethane glue (gorilla glue).

Acrylic windows are held in a captive dado, assembled and glued together with the frames.

 

Finish consists of a sealing coat of clear epoxy, and numerous coats of Helmsman varnish.Maintenance would be 1 or 2 coats every spring before launching.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

Storing the boards always seems to be a problem, especially in a small boat.

 

To solve the problem I build a removable plywood box in the cockpit lazarette to hold the boards.

 

A simple box from exterior grade plywood (the cheap builders stuff) with dividers to separate the boards and hung from a cleat glued to the lazarette wall.

 

A perfect fit with room to spare.