Forward Hatch Replacement - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-25-2011
Harborless's Avatar
Blue Horizons
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Posts: 1,052
Thanks: 4
Thanked 19 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 4
Harborless is on a distinguished road
Forward Hatch Replacement

Hello all, me again.

I need a new forward Hatch. While this seems a no brainer I just want to make sure I have everything right as far as directions. However, I have not had much luck in finding the run through of the procedure. I just bought Don Caseys Sailboat Maintenance Manuel and that does not really help.
Could someone direct me to the information required?
Seems to me I just unscrew the old hatch, scrape and clean all old sealent/gasket. Take out the old hinges and re-bed the new ones then just lay down the gaskets/seals for the new hatch and put it right down on top. This is just what I would think I need to do but of course I want to be sure.
As always help is greatly appreciated.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 05-25-2011
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,606
Thanks: 67
Thanked 179 Times in 175 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Fortunately there seems to be some standardization among hatch designs.. we recently replaced what appeared to be older Lewmars with Bomar and the cutouts and radiuses matched.

What you do need to decide on is a flanged style or a flat mounting style. The flanged style has a lip that inserts down into the cutout, the others mount flat on deck. Which one you want will depend on what you have and what trim requirements you will need. The flanged style with the inserting lip "hides" the inside edges and requires less or no interior trim. The flat mount style may need some cleanup, esp if you damage any original fairing during the removal process. Sometimes these frames are really 'glued down' and can be a bugger to get off. We were lucky. This is probably an area where butyl tape would do a good job, (but check with Mainesail first!! )

Measure twice, order once.. these a pricey little devils and you don't want to make a costly error. Try to get/view actual dimensional drawings before committing to your order.

FWIW I think the Lewmar Offshore hatches are the better item, but at a price premium (over $1000 for a standard 20" hatch)
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 05-25-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,354
Thanks: 1
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 11
capttb is on a distinguished road
I recently replaced a size 44 Lewmar hatch on a 2002 Catalina and the original had been bedded with butyl, made removal and cleanup incredibly easy. I'd figured 4 hours and it took me 1, old one didn't leak the lens was just crazed and I'd found a new one at Minney's for less than a replacement lens.
__________________
"Just call me TB"
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Forward hatch cover? Joesaila Gear & Maintenance 9 08-28-2010 06:38 AM
B32 forward hatch needed ows1id Bristol 5 02-27-2008 08:18 PM
Morgan 323 forward hatch kirkland Morgan 0 03-16-2006 04:54 PM
Reparing Forward Hatch on CAL 2-27 janaclek9 Racing 3 03-27-2002 12:34 PM
Forward Hatch Cover Sup Gear & Maintenance 2 10-04-2000 04:34 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:41 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.