Companionway Screen Measurement guide
Take time to measure before ordering!
- First measure Top opening “A” distance
- Measure Vertical Height “B” from top to bottom, where the screen lead weight will stand
- Add “A” to “B” plus approximately 3 inches to get the total length of the screen
- Measure “C” distance, outside handrails, and add height of handrails over the roof, on each side, to get the width of the screen.
- On some boats, it is best to use a tapered screen, so measure “D” and add 1-2 inches on each side.
NOTES: Don’t worry, companionway screens can be up to 20% longer and 10-15% larger than measured ideal.
You can install a taller screen in positioning it a little forward, if possible, and remaining will lie on the bottom, outside of the companionway entrance. Lead beads will also hold a wider than ideal screen.
We now have convenient optional snap kits for easy installation inside dodgers or if you do not have side rails.
Example: For a 2008 Beneteau Oceanis 37 we took the following measurements:
- Measure “A”: 38″
- Measure “B”: 36″
- Add “A” to “B”: 74″ PLUS 3″ = 77″
- Measure “C”: 32″ PLUS 3″ PLUS 3″ = 38″
- Measure “D”: 21″
We then choose a 40″ x 77″ companionway screen for a perfect fit (a little bit wider but OK).
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