"Lazy Ka" Companionway Closure

Problem:
Many P-15 owners find dealing with the hinged two-piece companionway closure to be a bit of a hassle. Lazy Ka's former owner, Gene Heriford, found making a closure from four smaller boards or slats to be much more manageable and versatile in the confines of the Potter.

Solution:
I didn't need to make any changes Gene's basic companionway cover, but I'm liking the look of wood on Lazy Ka. I added wood fascia panels to the outside of Lazy Ka's cabin bulkheads. In addition to the esthetic enhancement, these panels reduce cockpit glare and allow for the securing of other hardware to the bulkhead exterior without drilling additional holes.

Another quick project, this was completed in less than six hours over a couple days.

The companionway of Lazy Ka as was in September 2005 at the time of purchase. (PHOTO: Gene Heriford)

Lazy Ka companionway (closed)
Above, Lazy Ka companionway (closed); below, companionway as I generally sail (Note: boards are stowed inside the cabin when on the water)
companionway as I generally sail (Note: boards are stowed inside the cabin when on the water)

 

Lazy Ka's Mod's:

Mods list updated: 03/26/2007

 


Page updated:  Monday March 26, 2007