Double Door

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by magny7, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. magny7
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    magny7 Junior Member

    Hi guys,

    I'm in the process of building a new 30 m sea going passenger boat. And from my experience building a tug bout, outside access is through 2 type of door, one in the outside is of weathertight type and the inside is of ordinary (wood/aluminum) type. But, from a view example of big yacht i found on the internet, they don't use any weatherthight door at all.

    I understand there's a different rules concerning the construction of this two boat type, but i don't know if the rules for outfitting is different. Am I missing something ?
     
  2. Landlubber
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    Landlubber Senior Member

    Am I missing something ?....yeah, common sence , went out the door years ago...the old type double door was excellent, but not so often seen anymore.
     
  3. magny7
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    magny7 Junior Member

    Really ? how it's not often seen anymore, it seem's to me all current tugboats use it for the outside access. Is there a replacement for it ? Is it lighter? if isn't, I can't imagine, for example, an elderly opens it..
     
  4. Yobarnacle
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    Yobarnacle Senior Member holding true course

    All tugs use watertight doors lower decks, but some use wooden house type doors on upper decks.
    Just be sure water can't migrate below. :)
     

  5. magny7
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    magny7 Junior Member

    Wow, found out today there is a lightweight aluminum built weathertight door. But it cost thrice as much as the double one. I can see why now
     
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