Acrilic for muy hatches - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 01-14-2009 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 35
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Acrilic for muy hatches

Hello to everybody!!!

I need to change the acrilics for my hatches but I don't know where to buy them.

Anybody could help me?

Thank you

Paola
Paolaa is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 01-14-2009
Moderator
 
JohnRPollard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 5,680
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Paolaa,

If it's just the lens material you need to replace, you should be able to get it from your local glass shop (the same one that doe auto windows, etc). Most of them will cut either Lexan (polycarbonate) or acrylic to whatever size/shape you need.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Pacific Seacraft Crealock 31 #62

NEVER CALLS CRUISINGDAD BACK....CAN"T TAKE THE ACCENT
JohnRPollard is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 10 Old 01-14-2009
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,373
Thanks: 101
Thanked 304 Times in 294 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
These guys rebuild hatches complete with warranty:

Hatchmasters

I need to do the same but so far have not had much luck with gluing/sealing new lenses into the existing frames. The company in the link will do it, but they do need the entire hatch sent to them (top and bottom sections). I'm not quite ready to go that route yet.

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 10 Old 01-15-2009
Senior Member
 
Capnblu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Squamish
Posts: 659
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
I bought 2 full sheets of dark gray acrylic one is 3/8" the other is 1/2" What size do you need? I will only be using about 1/2 of each.

Why, why, why?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

I Don't Know! I Don't Know!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Capnblu is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 10 Old 01-15-2009
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
It would help if you said what hatches you had. If they're flat, you can usually get the glazing material, either acrylic (plexiglas) or polycarbonate (lexan) at a local glass shop or sign supplier. If the hatch surface is curved, then you may need to get the glazing custom bent to fit it.

Polycarbonate is stronger, but less scratch and UV tolerant. Acrylic is usually less expensive, not as strong but more scratch and UV tolerant. If you want the additional strength of polycarbonate, get MR10 grade polycarbonate, which has anti-scratch and uv-resistant coatings on both sides.

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 10 Old 01-15-2009
Senior Member
 
hellosailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,335
Thanks: 4
Thanked 129 Times in 126 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
Beware of just using a local glazier and generic glazing. There are many different materials, and you'll need one that is UV-resistant and scratch-resistant on a boat. Which usually makes it too expensive for a local "glass" shop to have in stock.
hellosailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 10 Old 01-15-2009
ASA and PSIA Instructor
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,543
Thanks: 7
Thanked 23 Times in 23 Posts
Rep Power: 16
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
These guys rebuild hatches complete with warranty:

Hatchmasters

I need to do the same but so far have not had much luck with gluing/sealing new lenses into the existing frames. The company in the link will do it, but they do need the entire hatch sent to them (top and bottom sections). I'm not quite ready to go that route yet.
The trick I found for getting a good seal when bedding a new lens into an existing frame using silicone sealant, was to carefully clean the frame and to treat the lens with a primer.

I got my silicone and primer as a kit from the lens reseller, the primer came with two page sof EPA warnings...if you look around you should be able to find the same. Here is a link which may help:
http://www.pecora.com/downloads/mast...Plexiglass.pdf and also provides some interesting info about lexan and acrylic choices.

Certified...in several regards...
sailingfool is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 10 Old 01-15-2009
Glad I found Sailnet
 
Bene505's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 3,807
Thanks: 14
Thanked 51 Times in 50 Posts
Rep Power: 8
   
I just called Hatchmasters. They want $329 plus return shipping for a 20x20 hatch. That's for new plastic and seal.

You do NOT have to send the bottom frame of the hatch, only the hatch itself, with the handles left on.

I talked with Mark, sho was very helpful. We have 2 leaky hatches (leaky from the seal around the glass, not the metal-to-metal part). Since I don't need new lenses, only resealing, I might be able to use a new gasket (if they are Lewmars' Trimline or Coastline series hatches. Otherewise, the gasket is integral with the lens.

So he's willing to send me a gasket (and I'll need to clean all the old glue off carefully), or I have to send him the hatch top. Once I figure out which hatch series I have, I'll know more.

BTW, I'm not sure I want to drop $800 or more after tax on this. Would love to have another option. Looks like the PO tried using some black silicone or something to make the problem go away, but that isn't working, at least not now. I may have to bite the bullet and spend the $800.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
These guys rebuild hatches complete with warranty:

Hatchmasters

I need to do the same but so far have not had much luck with gluing/sealing new lenses into the existing frames. The company in the link will do it, but they do need the entire hatch sent to them (top and bottom sections). I'm not quite ready to go that route yet.
Bene505 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 10 Old 01-15-2009
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,373
Thanks: 101
Thanked 304 Times in 294 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
SF - thanks much for that, will investigate further

Bene - That's odd... I was told by Tony somebody that we did have to send both halves, and when I sent a note asking if I could only send the tops I have not heard back. I'll try again.

Thanks to you both!

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 10 Old 01-16-2009 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 35
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Capnblu View Post
I bought 2 full sheets of dark gray acrylic one is 3/8" the other is 1/2" What size do you need? I will only be using about 1/2 of each.
Thanks , but I need more.
Where did you buy them?
Paolaa is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
leaking deck hatches dougshipl Gear & Maintenance 6 07-31-2007 12:58 PM
Replacing crazed lexan hatches - updated question rryan14 Gear & Maintenance 13 03-16-2007 09:21 PM
Replacement Hatches for Valiant 40 Shahrazad Gear & Maintenance 0 02-09-2005 04:47 PM
Resolving Hatch and Portlight Problems Tom Wood Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 03-17-2003 07:00 PM
Repairing Hatches Sue & Larry Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 11-11-2001 07:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome