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Old 01-09-2019, 06:59 AM   #1
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Nice cockpit door on a 34!

I stumbled across this 34 on craigslist and while it looks to be a nice boat for anyone interested, what really caught my eye was the cockpit door. It's only good for a port-side-to docking arrangement but it sure is something you dont see on a classic 34 every day!

https://delaware.craigslist.org/boa/...787795001.html
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:53 AM   #2
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I wonder how much the hull flexes when it's being lifted in slings
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:56 AM   #3
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That is way cool. I would hope some serious reinforcing was done around the door opening to offset the structural interruption.
The origins of the Port/Starboard terminology we use I have heard was in the Scandinavian Countries. The "long boats" sailed in those countries always had the steering oar on the right side.
They always docked on the port side to protect the "steer board" which became starboard, or so I've heard.
And so the door is on the correct side

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Maybe not as much as one might think.

The cockpit deck and cabin might give it most of what it needs and depends on if the door shut adds strength the way it attaches & latches.
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I saw a door like that several years ago in Rondout Creek on the Hudson river. Looked interesting but I believe a transom door is more versatile.
Either way the hull would have to be reinforced, but easy to do on those boats.
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Nicely maintained and improved MS. Very little mention of the engine other than hrs..
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Maybe not as much as one might think.

The cockpit deck and cabin might give it most of what it needs and depends on if the door shut adds strength the way it attaches & latches.
I agree with the above as my boat has a cockpit side door and has not experienced any excessive hull flexing. (All boat hulls flex somewhat when hanging off the slings.) Some even need engine re/alignment after a haul out.
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I wonder how much the hull flexes when it's being lifted in slings
Probably not much(or at all).. These old mainships have about 1" of solid fiberglass in the hull.
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