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    I'm at the stage with my mini tug where I'm thinking about making a door for it, the plans recommend 12mm, the trouble I'm having is finding a decent handle/lock for it, I can build the the thickness up where a door handle will go or should I just use the good old hasp and staple with a padlock, what does everyone else use?

    Phill

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    Default Re: door furniture

    Why not apply fgraming


    to make a door that looks worthy of the tug.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Building up a frame around the perimeter - so the door will accept typical hardware - is a perfectly reasonable approach.

    If that won't work for some reason... there IS hardware for slimmer doors available from a variety of sources. Don't know what's convenient for you, for sourcing or shipping... but here's some I use here --

    https://www.hafele.com/us/en/

    https://www.rockler.com/

    https://www.jamestowndistributors.co...portal/main.do
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    12 mm seems a bit thin for a door, so I would use that for panel/s and make thicker frames. A panel door (is that the name for it) looks an awful lot better than a flat one too.

    /Mats
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    Default Re: door furniture

    Quote Originally Posted by mohsart View Post
    A panel door (is that the name for it)

    /Mats

    Frame and panel.

    Jeff

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    Check out https://whitechapel-ltd.com/?SID=ck5...8nnid98m8d3c13. They have a lot of odd sized hardware.

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    You need an old-school rim lock, like this one.

    https://www.toplicht.de/en/shop/schl...stenschloesser

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    Thanks for all the input, I usually sit down with my marine catalog looking for suitable items, never thought to check out the Hafele range, used their stuff for years and yet it never crossed my mind .
    I do like the look of that polished brass item at the end, I will be looking into those I think.

    Thanks again

    Phill

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    I will be surprised if the Hafele products are marine worthy. They likely have internal parts of mild steel.

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    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpatrick View Post
    I will be surprised if the Hafele products are marine worthy. They likely have internal parts of mild steel.

    Jeff
    Hafele carries a line of statinless steel hardware that I've used a number of times for marine applications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mermod View Post
    I'm at the stage with my mini tug where I'm thinking about making a door for it ... what does everyone else use?
    Hope this gives you some ideas, it's fairly simple and works well, I believe it's common on log-tow tugs in the northwest of the US. The door slides in a track top and bottom, takes up very little space, it's pretty trick. Especially the advanced locking system

    tugdoor.jpg

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    Not recommending you do it in your tug, but we are very satisfied with an ordinary black-finished die-cast zinc storm door knob and spring-loaded catch from a builders' store for the head compartment door in our Albin-25. This door was originally secured by a pair of spring-loaded ball bearings with rigid catches, however, flexibility in the door panel would make for premature release of one or both latches. Sometimes a temperamental "slam" seemed called for in order to get both laches to catch. The storm door hardware operates properly 100% of the time. Typical aluminum storm door hardware is designed to fit doors thinner than wooden exterior doors.

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    Just came across this, it's cute.

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/c...736428090.html

    but on a smaller boat the sliding door is a big space-saver ...

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