Tuna Door, swing in or out?

gmac

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Thanks for all replies.

Boat is West coast, AK primarily, so really not a "tuna" door, halibut door! Really not backing down on fish..

In swing seems better at dock but out over all seems safer and what most prefer.
So leaning towards out, single door, 28" wide..
 

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Inward may be more convenient as a boarding door/gate. But I've heard stories of guys taking green water over the transom in very rough conditions and having to open the tuna door as a giant scupper/freeing port. In that case, it would be difficult or impossible to open a door inward against the water pressure. Outward is better for serious offshore work.
 

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I have fished on boats that had the door open in and out. My preference is outward opening, with a combing that opens so you can pass through instead of having a square hole in your transom.
 
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