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I would point out that Acrylic is a far better material for hatches for several reasons: First, it is far more UV resistant; Second, it is far more scratch resistant; Third, it does not foreshorten under impact, which means the hatches are likely to stay sealed properly for much longer.
Acrylite and Lucite are both tradenames for Acrylic, as is Plexiglas, and I doubt that there is a significant difference, provided all the materials are CAST acrylic.
I'd point out that the majority of all production hatches are glazed with ACRYLIC, with the exception of one line of Bomar hatches. The Bomar hatches in question have re-inforcing bars crossing the hatch to support the polycarbonate lens and prevent them from distorting under impact enough to break the seal.
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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)
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