Hi everyone, and Happy New Year! I was wondering if anyone here would happen to have the dimensions for the cuddy cabin door. My boat’s is missing and I would like to make one. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Dan
maybe I am missing something here, but wouldn't you just measure your opening your boat has for the cuddy cabin door and make your door to fit appropriately? In my experience as a cabinet builder, I would take my own measurements vrs getting them from someone else that took measurements from a different place.
Yup just measure the opening and give some space for hinges and latch and floor clearance. and flex. They really don't fit tight like a door in the house. Make the door big enough and then you can trim it down if needed.
use photos on line to find a reference point or just split the door where you think it will look right. or you could always do a louvered top portion. Maybe even a bottom portion as well to create a little more air flow when closed. Then the cool air will come in the bottom and the warmer air will go out the top.
Okay SeeDan...this may be more detailed than you need or want but like Terry said, it sounds like you want the original style door. Also, I think it would be helpful for others to see full measurements of the door for posterity. I can't tell you how many Seafairs I saw with missing doors when I was looking for one, so for a person interested in a full on restoration, I think it is good to document these things so others may properly replicate them. That's what this forum is all about. Others have certainly helped me. So here you go.
The side of the door has a half lap joint where the top half and bottom half of the door meet. This allows the upper door to swing in to the cabin with the rest of the door still closed.
Detail of raised panels
Detail of rail and stile joint
Measurements....and excuse my handwriting...the thickness of the wood stock is 13/16, my writing looks like 15/16
Also there are knobs on both the inside and outside....both are attached on the same through-door threaded rod. Centered at the top of the upper door is a ball catch to hold it to the cabin roof header.
Now I’ve got door envy. Ugh! Thank you Eric for the dimensions and drawings. I like the idea of keeping to the original style and having the top portion flip down for airflow and conversation. I’m in the process of building a wood working shop; pad gets poured on Thursday and the building arrives in about 3 weeks. This will give me some time to source the wood. Terry, your friend John knocked it out of the park his cuddy door. It’s so nice I’d put a life jacket on it each time I cruised the boat. As mentioned I will post some pictures this week of my project boat along with two additional Glasspars of mine. Can anyone really have too many vintage boats? Nope.