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Old 03-05-2015, 03:00 AM   #1
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Buffing the back of the boat and the Buffer caught the little cable that holds the door from opening to much.
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Old 03-05-2015, 03:06 AM   #2
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How is your wood working skills?

You can get marine grade plastic material and make a replacement. The material works like wood.
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Yea....I know, I've already been in touch with a local plastics shop, just one more thing on my list of things to do, I'm probably going to do the other side to so that Both doors match, I'm afraid if I only do the one it will look funny.
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Yea....I know, I've already been in touch with a local plastics shop, just one more thing on my list of things to do, I'm probably going to do the other side to so that Both doors match, I'm afraid if I only do the one it will look funny.

Agree they have aged over the years.
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That'll buff right out. LOL

You have another locker on the other side don't you? If so, consider getting both replaced. They may get very, very close, but will never match perfectly unless you replace both. Even if the color is off, it won't be noticeable if they're both the same.

I know you don't want to hear that, but better than realizing you have to order another and go through process again AFTER you've installed the first one.

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Yea some guy at the building working on his boat said (and he was serious) "they sell plastic glue, that will fix that right up" ....I'm thinking, yea if you want a big ugly crack running down the center of it...making it look like an a## crack!
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I went to a local plastics shop, they had the same acrylic and for both locker doors it was $110, and he is going to cut them, drill the latch holes and finish the edges for another $100....for that price its not worth me messing with them!
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Agree for that price not worth a second thought
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I know a couple hundred bucks is a lot of cash but for two doors that is not bad. IMHO

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I know a couple hundred bucks is a lot of cash but for two doors that is not bad. IMHO

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I made all new doors for my 2800 last year including the cabin door which previous owner made out of Baltic birch ply. Old one must have broke. The king starboard is great material which is good against UV and almost impossible to break. closest match to maxum interior is "seaform" color. what you have there is an acrylic which can crack/break much easier.
A sheet 4 x 8 x 1/2" goes for $125 from my vendor who supplies us plywood and such.
certainly a bummer but you're getting it at a good price.
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I too well be having a new cabin door made eventually, the previous owner told me the boat was broken into and the door was cracked where the lock mounts to it....she had the door repaired by glueing it back together so it works fine, its just not pretty! The stock door has a grey tint to it but is see through, I want to go with maybe a solid white similar to the rear hatches, which would provide us with a bit more privacy, currently if we are sterned into the dock, and the lights are on in the cabin, you can see right into the v birth.
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I too well be having a new cabin door made eventually, the previous owner told me the boat was broken into and the door was cracked where the lock mounts to it.....
This is why there is a number of boaters who don't lock their boats. The theory is, the lock isn't actually preventing the theft, it is creating a repair project because they will get in if determined to do so.

The other school of thought is a thief will go from boat to boat and prey on the easiest target (the one unlocked). I don't keep anything of value on the boat. I suspect I have had trespassers on several occasions, though nothing has been broken or stolen as of yet, so who knows.
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My last boat never had a lock on the door, this one does so I have been using it....like you said it just keeps the honest, honest.
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