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Old 10-21-2014, 11:24 AM   #1
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Retractable Screen Door Recommendation

Looking to install a retractable screen door on the slider. I have found a few manufacturers on the internet. Here are a couple.

Custom Single Panel Retractable Screen Door
RollAway Retractable Screen Doors - Disappearing Door Screens

Any experience with any of these screens? Works well, piece of junk, etc. Any other manufacturers you can recommend? Thanks in advance for the input.
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Old 10-21-2014, 12:31 PM   #2
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Cool! I am interested in reviews too...
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Old 10-21-2014, 01:07 PM   #3
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Some of our Great Harbour owners expressed tremendous satisfaction with Phantom Screens.

Products ‚ÄĘ Phantom Screens
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Old 10-22-2014, 06:25 AM   #4
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RVs simply use screens mounted on top (Velcro) that are wide and have a light chain sewn into the bottom.

They are fitted wide so simply pushing the screen out of the way on exit /entry with no effort required to close the screen.No knowledge required to open or close.

When not required it stows easily and is not a eye sore..
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About 2006 I installed one on the Camano 31 I used to own. I bought the door at Lowes or Home Depot. I dont recall the brand, it wasn't Phantom, but very similar, the installer for this area didn't want to do the job on a boat, and they wouldn't sell for DIY then. It worked fine for us and looked fine too, as far as I know it is still on the boat in Sweden. I did have to build up a frame around so it protruded about an inch or two into the salon but that was no problem. I made the frame out of PVC molding sold at those stores. The door comes too tall for most boats but is made to be cut to size with a miter saw. Not a difficult job but lots of measuring, cutting and fitting.
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Old 10-22-2014, 10:02 AM   #6
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Steve,
Thanks for the pics and explanation. On our boat the door has a 4+" frame inside so we will be able to mount within that space and not protrude into the salon. But your install looked great too. Thanks for the input.
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