Author Topic: P323 V-Berth Sliding Door  (Read 20 times)

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P323 V-Berth Sliding Door
« on: January 14, 2020, 05:50:32 PM »
Once again we are revisiting the sliding door. Our original was missing when we got the boat so we had made a replacement that has now warped and is binding up. It did not slide very well to begin with as it was sitting directly on the track so it has been left open for the most part. 

What is the sliding mechanism on the P323 original door?  Does it have rollers on the bottom? Do others have problems opening and closing the door? Our bottom track is not aligned very well, the liner/floor is higher on one side and the bulkhead bows out making it difficult to align a door properly.  It seems to be more squarely aligned at the top so I was thinking of putting rollers and a track at the top of the door.   
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Re: P323 V-Berth Sliding Door
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 07:15:17 AM »
My slider slides on a strip of plastic.
The plastic is glued to the door frame.

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Re: P323 V-Berth Sliding Door
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 12:57:06 PM »
My slider sits on the bare aluminum, top and bottom.  Does not slide very well.  My usual solution is a spray of silicone lube once or twice a season.
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Re: P323 V-Berth Sliding Door
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 06:11:40 PM »
It is important that the door is made from a material that will not warp.

My original door had the bottom cut out so only an inch of wood at each end of the bottom rode on the aluminum track.

That would still cock and jam so I cut the door a little more and added two wafers of nylon to ride on the track. That works better but the door is too heavy...


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