Sliding Wheelhouse Door

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I am refitting a 40' Young brothers and would like to add a sliding door at the helm. Does anyone sell it as a complete kit or are these typically fabricated by the shops? Thanks.

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What is the door made of? Are the tracks 1/2 plastic sandwiched together?
 

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Judging by the port side pic, if the stb side is identical in window placement looks like cutting the side and using that cut out & the existing window as the door may be quite a challenge as it looks like there isn't much space between windows.



I am refitting a 40' Young brothers and would like to add a sliding door at the helm. Does anyone sell it as a complete kit or are these typically fabricated by the shops? Thanks.
 

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Diamond Sea Glaze sells the complete unit to your specs. But hold on to your wallet $$$$$

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What is the door made of? Are the tracks 1/2 plastic sandwiched together?

I made the door out of fiberglass covered plywood, tracks were custom fittied for the width of the door, like i said in my post all materials(UHMW) were cut offs i dug out of a scrap bin at the plastics shop.
 

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What Capt. Larry said. Diamond Sea Glaze doors are costly. This 42" one was $3,500 :eek:. But it's AWESOME. Heavy and shuts like a vault, no rattles, never let a drop of water in; I'd probably bite the bullet again if I needed one.

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some plywood, 1.5 oz matt, resin and gelcoat, starboard... a little time and effort..for about 200 in materials your done.
DSG is very nice, but holy crap, at 5 bucks a gallon.. that's 700 gallons of fuel

Yup exactly what i did for the split house addition on my rig. I figured for the money i could screw it up just as bad as the guy i could pay to do it.:oops:
 

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My T Jason came with a Diamond door...I will thoroughly agree, and then some, with all that was said here about them. Simply awesome doors!
 

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Brainey or Islandlure- did either of you follow through? investigating this idea.
 

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I have a DSG door. It's a great door but as others have said, it is "very" expensive.
Here's an old and new door pic. Old was fiberglass over wood with a plastic track. DSG is metal.

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Sliding door

I've not done anything yet, it's on my list but a little ways down.....
 

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Those DSG doors are $3000+ correct? The plastic rollers posted below (much earlier in this thread) look good but I think it would be a few years before they need replacement. Also think my door is too tall/narrow to just slide on starboard. 2' wide x 6' tall or so. Looking for some pics of a homemade roller setup that actually works.

Putting this idea on the shelf I think for now.
 


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