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While this is true... the ocean rarely causes impacts of this variety. I'd also point out that UV is a greater danger and that NO hatch manufacturer uses LEXAN in their hatches. All of them use either tempered glass or acrylic. The real problem is that any strong impact that is less than capable of shattering an acrylic port will generally cause a lexan port to flex and foreshorten enough to break the seal. Ports leaking is generally a much more common problem on a boat than them breaking.

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Originally Posted by IslandRaider View Post
My 2 cents worth, as was demonstrated to me by a friend and former boat yard owner, regular plexiglass will shatter when impacted an lexan will not, and most glass companies will cut lexan to order.

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