Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
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Can't remember the thickness, but
I have replaced the plastic in acrylic hatches but not for some years, but it was much thicker than the polycarbonate that I replaced in the current Bomar hatches. Do you have the intermediate supports in these hatches? Without them I can't imagine that 1/4" would be strong enough. I don't think 1/16" would matter though.
We had to redo the glazing on our two larger hatches since the adhesive suggested by someone at Defender was not up to the task. We used a Sikaflex product designed for plastic but it required a primer that was an obscene price like $60 for 250 ml and once opened had no shelf life at all. We only used about half of the can and pitched the rest - did a good job though.
Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).