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