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With your larger hatches doing the "scoop" work I don't think that having the others on a different axis will be a big problem - unless you don't like that look.
There's been a debate earlier here on the "open forward/open aft" issue, and many thought that the ventilation aspect worked well in either orientation.
I have seen factory boats with small hatches opening 'sideways' so to speak, I think it will be fine.
Expensive little items, aren't they? We recently changed a couple of hatches and went with Bomar, just couldn't buck up for the Lewmars. (but would have done had we plans for extensive open water sailing)
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