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post #3 of Old 01-05-2002
halyardz
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Hard to Open Sliding Hatch

Steve, I have a similar problem on the main hatch of my Tartan. I removed the teak cap rails and examined everything, lubed it and replaced the teak. Moves easier but emits a loud squeel...good to waken the crew. The previous owner had put in felt tabs to ease the travel of the hatch but it seemed to me that it also compromised the water integrity of the hatch so I removed them.
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