If I recall correctly, the original dutch doors just had a small bolt latch to keep them together. On my hull #56, it came with the dutch doors but the arc of the bottom door hits the half-step to the saloon, preventing the lower door from fully opening like the upper door. I’ve often contemplated doing something about this, but having the upper section fastened back does create the light and space needed as is. Anyway, I’ll try to remember to get a photo of the latch tomorrow.
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