Marine Doors- Who have you used?

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I've always used Diamond Seaglaze for the doors on my boats and been very happy with their product, but would prefer to use an American company if possible. I got a quote from DSG and the price was as it always is, but the shipping is outrageously high for a single door. Have any of you had experience with a quality marine door builder in the USA? I don't need a real heavy duty door with dogs, I have always bought the 100H model from DSG (see pic of my 34' Calvin).

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Brian,
Have you talked with Bill Webber in cordova, i know he's built some bowpicker doors, he's quite the innovator when it comes up with neat gear for gillnetters and seiners, he builds some nice reels, levelwinds and bow rollers. I don't think the website for webber marine works anymore but you can probally get ahold of him through
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Haven't talked to Bill Webber, shipping from Bill's shop in Alaska would make DSG's shipping quote look cheap. I really like the DSG door and it works perfect for me, but it's annoying when they tell me shipping has gone up over double since 2009. Shipping my door in '09 was $169, the same door in 2012 is $357 to ship. I'm thinking I will just have DSG ship the door to B'ham and install the door when the boat arrives in Washington.
 

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I used Trouth Marine. Pics of the door in my build thread. Very happy with it. Double skinned, insulated, WATER tight, not just weather tight. 3 dogs to really seal it shut and a bracket for a pad lock. $1550 plus shipping
 

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Haven't talked to Bill Webber, shipping from Bill's shop in Alaska would make DSG's shipping quote look cheap. I really like the DSG door and it works perfect for me, but it's annoying when they tell me shipping has gone up over double since 2009. Shipping my door in '09 was $169, the same door in 2012 is $357 to ship. I'm thinking I will just have DSG ship the door to B'ham and install the door when the boat arrives in Washington.

If you like webbers doors have him build one for you and have him put it on my friends(Dan Nichols) truck that he sends from cordova to anchorage once a week i'll pick it up and have it here till you get up here with the boat and i'll drive it down to you in kenai. All you'll have to do is make a temporary door for the trip up.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions guys... I ordered the DSG door today and will just install it when the boat arrives in Washington. I think for the quality of the product, the DSG door is priced very fair and it's a product that I have used numerous times and been very happy every time. PCM's website says it is being bought by the parent company of Diamond SeaGlaze; consolidation usually isn't good for the customer, the price always goes up. I'm still paying the same price for the DSG door in 2012 as I did back in 2009, can't complain about that.
 

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Friend of mine had a Freeman dutch door on his rig, it was pretty nice, just a thought !!
 
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