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rvolkwein 07-18-2014 02:03 PM

2003 Mainship 390 Starboard Sliding door removal
 
Need to replace the rollers on the sliding door but am having a difficult time figuring out how to remove the door. I've removed the bottom strip and loosened the adjustment screws but cannot get the door out. Suggestions?

vividsea1 05-27-2018 08:40 PM

Did you figure out how to remove this door? I have removed both the bottom and top trim plates, with a considerable amount of difficulty and time since the SS screws were corroded cold welding them to the aluminum frame... it took a lot of PB and an impact driver and one had to be drilled... now after all that it would be nice to get the door out for roller r/r... thanks

RT Firefly 05-27-2018 08:47 PM

Greetings,
Mr./Ms. v1. Welcome aboard.

rvolkwein 05-28-2018 06:23 AM

I ended up using a wide, flat pry bar and popping the wheels off the bottom track. Could not find SS wheels that would fit so ending up using steel. Yearly I take WD40 and aim the nozzle upward towards the wheels and spray liberally. So far the door is sliding OK. I read in another forum where a guy drilled small access holes on the inside of the door above the wheels so he could lubricate them easier.

vividsea1 06-13-2018 11:07 PM

I got the aft door r/r but there is no way to remove the trim at the top of the helm door... there is not enough space to use a 90 deg screwdriver between the top trim and flybridge

rvolkwein 06-14-2018 04:01 AM

Helm Sliding Door Removal
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by vividsea1 (Post 672459)
I got the aft door r/r but there is no way to remove the trim at the top of the helm door... there is not enough space to use a 90 deg screwdriver between the top trim and flybridge


I had the same problem so I used a pry bar to force the bottom wheels up and over the track. Another way which a contractor showed me (he needed to remove the rear sliding glass door) was to grind away a portion of the track in two places so the wheels slide off the track. Just be sure your cuts are not such that only one sets of wheels could slide off.

vividsea1 06-14-2018 04:22 PM

...ok... bit u still would be able to get the door out without removing the top trim and u can't get to the screws which are probably corroded anyway (SS to aluminum)... there r plastic guide and friction blocks behind this trim that has a lower edge (lip) that prevent the door from being lowered past the trim... you can remove this trim on the aft door but NOT on the side helm door... I am just trying to locate someone that has successfully removed the helm door... my back door us done and yes i had to "force" it out of the track with a pry bar because the corroded wheel could not be retractes... whoever designed and decided to put this pitiful design on a boat was a lousy engineer

vividsea1 06-14-2018 04:26 PM

I'll try to answer following posts on a computer vs. my phone... between the touchscreen keyboard and word substitution the posts don't come out worded exactly right when the response us by cell phone


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