[Public-List] Handles by the Companionway

Greg Hounsell via Public-List public-list at lists.alberg30.org
Fri Feb 24 05:12:50 PST 2017

I've been pondering that myself, but I also have small teak cabinets on
either side of the companionway. Since these are only screwed onto 2x1"
tabs it's going to mean some rethinking to make sure everything is sturdy


On Feb 22, 2017 11:21 AM, "Jonathan Bresler via Public-List" <
public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:

> Folks,
> Have decided the add a handle on each side of the companionway, so that one
> has a secure handhold when climbing out of the cabin.  Easier access has
> been a request of my wife, so there is some priority here ;) Bought the two
> single loop teak handles at Fawcett's President's Day Sale.  Good prices
> there at this time: 35% many items.
> The bulkhead at the forward end of the companionway is about 7/16" thick
> and appears to be gelcoat/fiberglass on both sides over masonite(?).   The
> folks at Fawcett's recommended drilling a 1/4" hole through the handle and
> securing it with a 1/4" shoulder bolt and washers.  On the outside the head
> of the bolt and washer would be visible (not a concern for me).  On the
> inside the nut and washer would be recessed inside a 5/8" hole drilled in
> the handle and finished with a teak plug.
> Thought that bronze 1/4" lag screws passing from outside into the handle
> might look nice.  Bronze washers outside of course.   The bronze might be
> more appealing that the stainless.
> Photos of some boats appear to place the handles close to the overhead,
> which makes some sense.  As one climbs out, the handles are relatively
> lower compared to the body, so starting high might be better.  Not so good
> ending up with handles that one has to crouch down a bit to reach, I would
> venture to say.
> How would you secure these handles ?
> Jonathan
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> Jonathan M Bresler
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> Annapolis/Eastport MD
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