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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!
Great thread; some great ideas! Anyone have a low-buck method to replacing the hatch lenses? Mine are getting badly checked, and in need of replacement, and I was quoted $400.00 per hatch to have them fixed!!
That sounds like a quote from Select plastics.. they will do a good job and if your frames are sound that may well be the best way to go. These things are expensive new!
It is possible, however, to replace the lenses with Acrylic yourself and if your seals are still good that may be an option. Check Mainesails' Compass Marine site - he may have some tips. The sealant/adhesive Dow Corning 795 comes highly recommended for such jobs.
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