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Companionway Doors for the Island Packet submitted by owner Neal Doten

Island Packet 38 Companionway Doors Island Packet 38 Companionway doors Island Packet 38 Companionway Doors Mike, good afternoon . . . I just finished submitting a write-up on the Island Packet website. I created a gallery of photos to go with it. I don’t know if you can access the forum entry or the gallery, more »

Catalina Retrofit Window Review

Hi Mike! It’s Cheryl from Mid-Life Cruising!. I visited your site and was pleased to see our boat (Nirvana) on your Catalina page … cool! I just wish our teak still looked that good! I haven’t spoken with you in a while, but I thought I’d let you know that Ken and I are really more »

Companionway Doors

While companionway doors are not a substitution for the drop boards, it is important to pick a robust design. We offer both teak and plastic, Starboard, doors. Teak is the strongest hands down over the plastic as the plastic yields under very little force. That is why we use a 3/4 by 1 3/4 weather more »


Mike, Thanks for the teak cockpit sole.  As you can see from the photos it fits perfectly and looks great!   Thanks so much.  Just wonderful! Very nice woodworking – I was impressed with the finished product.  Very skillfully done. Best, Jamie   more »

Grating Sysetem for Cockpits

Cruising Concepts just shipped it’s first Island Packet cockpit floor grate to Panama for an IP  350 and here is what the customer just sent us:   You both are the very best!!!! Look at that beauty……..   Alexis A. Arjona L. Vicepresidente Senior y Gerente General more »

Starboard Doors for Beneteau

Yesterday one of my very astute repeat customers found this picture of a Beneteau 36.7 and passed it on to me. He had ordered a set of teak doors from Cruising Concepts for his former Catalina and was very happy with them. He has just bought a new Beneteau 36.7 and wanted a new set more »

Starboard Doors

Starboard Doors are Companionway Doors made from HDPE, high density poly ethylene, and is offered under many trade names. The most common uses are for Companionway Doors, Cockpit Tables, and 4 Mug Binocular holders. It is extremely durable and holds screw threads remarkably well. Our most popular color is polar white. We have been making more »


Now that boating season is just around the corner I thought instead of being so technical I would say a good word about my friends at Buck Bay Shelfish Farm on Orcas Island in Olga. Mark and Toni have a first class operation for Crabs, Salmon, and assorted Shellfish. Here is proof about how much more »

Catalina 400 Companionway Doors

Companionway Doors One of the features that we really liked on my folks Catalina 36, were the teak companionway doors that they had made. While at the Seattle boat show this winter, we ran into the same gentleman who made those doors and asked him to make some for Legacy. He has a website at more »

Companionway Doors

Sometimes just a few words says it all: “What a beautiful job!! Now I just have to install it. Bob” Bob had decided to go all out and have a varnish finish done to his teak doors. I told him I only do glass like finishes and it would take a while. It looks like more »

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