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Gee, I'm glad I'm a "good enough" kind of guy. I cut a length of a worn out jibsheet to just fit the outside perimeter of my hatches and companionway, then sewed fiberglass screen around the rope. I used a strip of webbing on each side of the screen to give the stitching some purchase. I can deploy the hatch covers from inside if need be, but the companion way screen pretty much needs to be done from outside. The weight of the rope holds the screens in place with a "bug tight" seal without the worry of stick on velcro. If the wind is enough to worry about the screens moving, it's too windy to worry much about bugs.
Not nearly as attractive as the solutions proposed here, but they are effective, easy to make even for complex shapes, simple to use and can be rolled up to store.