As Christie and I are learning, boat projects always take much longer than anticipated. But that means it feels even better when a project is finally complete. We crossed another item off the list with the final hanging of the companionway (a boat’s front door) doors.
This project has been a cross-country build as:
- We bought the teak wood in Seattle last summer
- Matt’s dad completed the construction in Idaho
- Matt sealed the wood in Dallas with Bristol Finish
- Finally they were hung on the boat, providing a much easier way to close, enter and exit the companionway
These will provide a more pleasant living experience when we are anchored or in easy sailing weather. For rough weather we will use still the drop boards as they provide better protection against boarding seas and heavy rains. I really enjoyed this project in particular because I was able to work alongside my Dad, learn from his experience and have his craftsmanship aboard.