Companionway Integrity In A Storm

Chapter 16 of 17 in the Online Book Heavy Weather Tactics (Second Edition)

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It is amazing how many accounts of disaster at sea include a major ingress of water through the companionway. Here are a couple of good ideas to solve that potential problem.

Paul Kirby, whose survival of a vicious storm south of New Zealand we wrote about in the last chapter, sent us some photographs of a very clever latch that he designed and built after finding out the hard way, during a knock down, about the importance of securing the companionway in heavy weather.


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