Shrinkwrap Doors

Discussion in 'Winterizing' started by Phil S, Mar 14, 2021.

  1. Phil S

    Phil S Active Member

    252
    Oct 16, 2020
    Massachusetts
    2004 300DA
    5.0 Merc B3
    I checked on the boat like I usually do, and decided to take a stroll through the yard. I was surprised how few boats have shrinkwrap doors. I ended up putting mine in way too low and should have gotten a much taller one. Imagine crawling under a bed -- that's what it's like to get in :eek:

    On the other hand I saw a bunch like my neighbor here (just cut a huge hole):

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  2. Jeremygavin

    Jeremygavin Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Mar 6, 2012
    Cape Cod, MA
    2011 520 Sedan Bridge
    2016 Sea Ray 19 SPX OB
    2019 Walker Bay Generation 340
    Cummins QSM11s
    Mercury 150 Fourstroke
    Honda 40hp
    My shrink wrapper charges way too much for doors and usually puts it in the wrong spot. I buy my own on Amazon and put them in after where I want it. Buy the 72 inch tall ones so it’s easy to get in and out of. It’s easy to cut the hole out and put them in using shrinkwrap tape
     
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  3. Phil S

    Phil S Active Member

    252
    Oct 16, 2020
    Massachusetts
    2004 300DA
    5.0 Merc B3
    Thanks @Jeremygavin and good call. I asked them to do it and they never did. I also got the door and tape from Dr Shrink on amazon and it was easy to put on except I chose the windiest possible day to do it! The only thing that make it tricky is how the wrap is tight from the top of the transom down to the swim platform. So it's a 48" door but it's at such an angle.
     
  4. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake, Middle River
    91 250 Sundancer, gorgeous, no you can’t buy it.
    454 Bravo 1.
    Phil, you live in the great white north? Like were you know how to ice fish and drive a snowmobile?
     
  5. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake, Middle River
    91 250 Sundancer, gorgeous, no you can’t buy it.
    454 Bravo 1.
    And own a 500hp snowblower, and a Hummer, and 3 freezers in garage full of moose and Muskie meat?
     
  6. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake, Middle River
    91 250 Sundancer, gorgeous, no you can’t buy it.
    454 Bravo 1.
    And watch the Itirod on espn in early March?
     
  7. Phil S

    Phil S Active Member

    252
    Oct 16, 2020
    Massachusetts
    2004 300DA
    5.0 Merc B3
    HAHA PL ... yes to all except the Hummer.

    Once the winter is over, and we're out on the water, I'll be cooking up the winter supply of steaks and pork!

    We also have a ton of wild turkeys.

    Unfortunately the boat slip season is only May 1 to Oct 31.
     
  8. Soulshine

    Soulshine Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    816
    Sep 25, 2016
    Seneca Lake, NY
    '83 SRV 360 Express
    Twin Merc. 454
    I am going to slither into mine today and it’s not going to be pretty.

    Getting out is where the fun will start since I’ll be backing out blind and downhill.

    I’ll be adding my own of a suitable size hereafter.
     
  9. Great Lakes

    Great Lakes Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 11, 2016
    Lake St. Clair - Michigan (MacRay Harbor)
    2005 390 Sundancer
    GHS Platform
    Dual 12” Axiom
    Tracvision | FLIR
    Bow/Stern Thrusters
    496
    Ezsteps (joe) gets these monster doors for us. 6FBB7B5E-44D5-4A13-B02F-384B00E300C7.jpeg
     
  10. Phil S

    Phil S Active Member

    252
    Oct 16, 2020
    Massachusetts
    2004 300DA
    5.0 Merc B3
    That door is the boss! :eek:
     
  11. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Well-Known Member

    736
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison New Jersey
    1998 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    5.0 efi w/ alpha 1 gen 2 drives
    I put a door in on my 290 so i can still tinker all winter long. But i put mine the other way. This way i can just roll ot up and clip it and im not walking on it. 20181127_110824.jpg
     
  12. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    I have our marina shrink my boat. I typically re-use the door to at least 3 years. You can cut them out in spring, pull off the shrink wrap around the edges and use it again. It gets installed like Jeff's above, but its not as big as Jeff's. One year a brainiac shrink wrapper installed mine on the wrong side of the transom. That made for quite the contortions to get in. Ended up just cutting a new hole on the proper side.
     
  13. Phil S

    Phil S Active Member

    252
    Oct 16, 2020
    Massachusetts
    2004 300DA
    5.0 Merc B3
    New Jersey ... boat in side yard .... is that you Eddie? :D
     
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  14. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Well-Known Member

    736
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison New Jersey
    1998 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    5.0 efi w/ alpha 1 gen 2 drives
    Hahahaha. In dirty jersey i would never leave my boat all winter long at the marina. We bring ours home so when the admiral gets mad at me i have a place to go, and no gutter rat shitbird skell is gonna steal my stuff or live aboard between burglarizing cars.
     
  15. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Well-Known Member

    736
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison New Jersey
    1998 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    5.0 efi w/ alpha 1 gen 2 drives
    Fyi, this is a gutter rat shitbird skell for those who have not seen one yet
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