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Overhead hatch repair on 1981 C&C 32

I have a 1981 C&C 32 with, what I assume to be, the original hatches (the small hatches overhead the main cabin as well as the head). The hatch overhead the head requires, unfortunately, replacement parts. The threaded portion in the hinge has fractured ... so I need to replace the hinge. Also, a previous owner, in an effort to seal the leakage caused by the broken hinge, overtightened the catch and fractured the window itself.

Is it possible to locate replacement parts?

I am finding that these hatches are closest in dimension to Size 1 portlights ... but portlights are not at all appropriate for this application.

Should I take the hinge by a metalworker and have him attempt to replicate it ... and take the window by a glassworker and have the same done?

Any suggestions would, of course, be greatly appreciated.
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Can you see the brand name? IIRC C&C used Bomar, which is still in business. Parts may be available through them. C&C also did a lot of custom hardware fabrication too, though, so maybe that will be an issue.

Somebody in Ontario may still carry/supply C&C parts too.

We replaced some quasi-Lewmar hatches with Bomars last year.. it seems that there are relatively standard cutouts even between brands, so finding replacements that will fit might be possible.

Possible, but not inexpensive....

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