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Old 11-14-2012   #1 (permalink)
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For those who have one or any builders who have cut them in,
What's a typical width you have or go with , more specific of door and flip top rather than just a door below wash rail to slide a fish in.

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Raider , I'm thinking about going the same route! 32 to 34 inch whould be plenty! And think the door and gunnel as one that kicks open all at once, so you can leader fish right threw the door! All depending what you got in the back.
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off the top of my head i think mine is 28''....34 or 36 is way to big
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Mid, how is your door set up ?
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For those who have one or any builders who have cut them in,
What's a typical width you have or go with , more specific of door and flip top rather than just a door below wash rail to slide a fish in.

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Ronnie,

I have a door and flip top on my Blackfin. It is open and flipped right now with shrinkwrap over it. I'll measure and picture it tomorrow for you.

When I was @ Flowers on Saturday I spoke with Ken Sr. and Dave. There way of doing the door ( a few more hours) is one piece.

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off the top of my head i think mine is 28''....34 or 36 is way to big



I'm thinking 28 also is plenty wide.
I'm planning to cut one in along with many other modifications in my project
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Partly for tuna fishing/wishing but more so for easy of charters getting in & out of the boat at the dock.

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Ronnie,

I have a door and flip top on my Blackfin. It is open and flipped right now with shrinkwrap over it. I'll measure and picture it tomorrow for you.

When I was @ Flowers on Saturday I spoke with Ken Sr. and Dave. There way of doing the door ( a few more hours) is one piece.

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Any chance you took some pics of the one Flowers did ?
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Look at Todd's 33 Flowers build thread, we made his all one piece, I think there are also some dimensions there to.

Rumor is Ken is taking pointers from Todd now.

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Ronnie,

I have one of Kenny and Dave's one piece tuna doors. Tomorrow I'm going past the marina and take some pictures and measurements.
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I cut a door into my BHM and its 32" wide as memory serves.If you catch anything in the 105-120" range the sickle fins get hung up if you make it any smaller. I also cut below my deck line and made a small ramp to make it easier getting a slob in. I would have to say that one of the biggest pains in the ass is having a stern deck thats 16-20" wide. You the have to reach under it to get a box hook into the fishes eye or mouth when pulling them in and it destroys your back. 6-8" gunnels and stern deck make it a breeze.
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