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356 - Hard to open companionway door

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356 - Hard to open companionway door

Postby buster53 » August 1st, 2020, 9:12 am

The sliding companionway door on my 356 is hard to open and shut. I manage just fine, but my wife complains about it everytime she uses it.
Anyone know the secret to making it slide easier?

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Re: 356 - Hard to open companionway door

Postby bud37 » August 1st, 2020, 6:45 pm

I have heard that if you clean the tracks real well that may be half the problem....I believe there might have been a thread about that same thing a while back.
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Re: 356 - Hard to open companionway door

Postby Cooler » August 2nd, 2020, 8:28 am

Yep, just spray some grease cleaner in the tracks. If you can isolate the area, you can use some Gumout carb cleaner. Then spay a little lubricant in there. It's amazing how much gunk can get in there from spider guts, or bug cadavers. 8-) er
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Re: 356 - Hard to open companionway door

Postby mjk1040 » August 2nd, 2020, 8:40 am

Make sure someone didn't screw down the thumb screw under the seat that you use to keep the door from sliding back and forth while underway.
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