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Stuck floor hatch PSC 34

Hi folks,

I spent more than an hour today trying to lift the floor hatch in the main salon of our 34' Pacific Seacraft. It is under our table and has two finger holds. The aft one is round (without a latch) and the forward one is rectangular and rotates to unlatch (I think).

I suspect my problem is simple swelling of the wood binds the sides of the hatch. However, I used leavers, brute force and even a line that I twisted to create vertical pull without success.

Have any of you had such stuck wooden hatches? Is there a solution to this problem (literally or figuratively)?

Bob Steneck
PSC 34' "Alaria"
Christmas Cove, Maine
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