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Looking for Custom Sliding Hatch Manufacturer in USA

Hi Folks;

About 4 years ago I saw either a website or a boat show review on video where there was a company making hatches and portholes. They could also do custom orders.

I can't seem to find a company like this via internet searches. I am needing a custom sliding hatch and I don't have the time to do it myself.

Anyone know of a company that does this sort of thing for individual needs rather than as a supplier for a boat manufacturer?

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It would help if you said what make/model boat you needed the sliding hatch for, since someone may know of a supplier for that boat.

Lots of companies will do custom hatches... if you look in the phonebook under fiberglass repair—many shops that do repair also do custom work.

It would also help if you said where you keep your boat, as having a local source, where they can come to the boat and do measurements and fit the hatch to the boat, would be far better than trying to use someone half-way across the country.
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Google Manship marine. They have a US distributor and do custom orders. Nice product, I have three of their hatches and they're good.
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Atkins Hoyle used to make a nice black anodized cast alum. framed sliding hatch. You might check with them.

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You may be thinking of New Found Metals - Marine Hardware and Stainless Portlights
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Thanks for the replies.

@Sailingdog: My boat is a Merit 22. Location Indianapolis IN.

I was thinking of Stainless Steel and Acrylic in two sections with the rear section sliding over the top of the front section. The Merit 22 has a 2 part sliding hatch. The front half is missing and the whole mechanism was pretty flimsy anyway. The "F" channel tracks are getting soft/pliable. So I was thinking that if I could get something that I can permanently attach to the poptop mechanism and slide over the companionway door, I'd be in business.

@cormeum, olsen34, and svHyLyte: Thanks for the contact. I will give them a call.
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