Threashold height for split house sliding door ??

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So how high should the "dam" be on the bottom of the sliding door opening so water doesn't run into the cabin? I'm thinking maybe 4" or so? Don't want to make it to high so i don't trip over it going in & out.
 

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Personal preference, if you ever want it to be able to be an inspected vessel though it has to be at least 3 inches

4 sounds pretty good though, enough for a track or to receive the door as part of the track
 

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Personal preference, if you ever want it to be able to be an inspected vessel though it has to be at least 3 inches

4 sounds pretty good though, enough for a track or to receive the door as part of the track

How high would you make it ? I'm thinking 28-30" width on the door opening, that should be wide enough for the average guy? right? Thanks for the help Travis.
 

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Steve,I would think 24'' would be enough width....i think 30'' is to big

I'm thinking 28" wide will be fine and its going to be the only opening for ventilation in the cabin, the only other thing that opens is the hatch on the foredeck.
 

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24" doors work great until you try to slide in a 25" appliance or other piece that you want to go somewhere (or when you try to get through it after the holidaze since you stuffed yourself full of those damn pies everyone brings...)

30" is the norm here, and that's not just the rough opening, but the actual useable space, no doors in the way or frames.
 

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If you are going to close it in cut in a few oval scupper openings aft of the winterback so you can rinse it down.
When I bought my boat it had a full winterback, sliding center door with 3-4 inch threshold.
I asked the previous owner how he rinsed the wheelhouse down inside or kept it clean, he told me with a mop.
Ya, that was going to work for me ! :rolleyes:
It's thing I did was cut it 2 oval scuppers, next year got rid of the slider, threshold & stb side of the winterback, replaced that with bifold doors.

Thanks for the tip Ronnie, the reason i want the high threashold is i don't want water, old bait, mud & shit coming off the hauler and traps to flow into the house.
 
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