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    Does anyone that has a NR Offshore have a door on the side of their boat instead of a transom door for boat access? Just looking for pros & cons for locating on there as putting one in the transom would be a major relocation effort for the back of my boat. Thanks
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    Yes, I have a door on the side of my NR Offshore. The pros are being able to haul large Halibut through it. Another pro would be boarding from a dock. The problem is most docks are tall enough that just stepping on the gunnel is more convenient. The only cons are: which side of the boat to put the door on and that I really don't use it enough to justify the cost.

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    Dewey check out http://www.reynoldsmarine.biz/ they are in town and they build a lot of bowpickers with the "old guy" doors in their sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAH468 View Post
    Yes, I have a door on the side of my NR Offshore. The pros are being able to haul large Halibut through it. Another pro would be boarding from a dock. The problem is most docks are tall enough that just stepping on the gunnel is more convenient. The only cons are: which side of the boat to put the door on and that I really don't use it enough to justify the cost.
    Thanks for the response. I checked the height of the Seward docks against the height of my gunnel & its only about 9" difference. I was gonna go port side because there is way less doo-doo under the gunnel there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by potbuilder View Post
    Dewey check out http://www.reynoldsmarine.biz/ they are in town and they build a lot of bowpickers with the "old guy" doors in their sides.
    I'll check them out Steve. I tlaked to one guy that calls them "Granny doors".
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    the guy out in the butte area that builds boats also would know lots about the door, bk brian can help you get in touch with him.

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