Companionway Integrity In A Storm

Chapter 7 of 8 in the Online Book Watertight Integrity


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 this 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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