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|08-30-2010 12:47 AM|
|Skipaway||Spinaker pole topping lift for the forward hatch when not sailing. Adjustable from the cockpit, too.|
|08-24-2010 08:20 AM|
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|08-21-2010 08:27 AM|
|southwindphoto||wood 2x2 peace of wood with a V cut in to one side of it|
|08-21-2010 08:02 AM|
|WanderingStar||I stick an oak belaying pin in mine. The shaft fits right in the frame.|
|08-20-2010 02:20 PM|
that's extremely cool SJ34.
My poor struts are starting to wear out on my two hatches.
|08-20-2010 12:25 AM|
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
West Marine used to sell a cheapo plastic hatch support that folded like a pair of scissors. You would use an uncoated aspirin tablet to hold the "Scissor" open. If the tablet got wet, such as during a rain or heavy dew, it would dissolve and close the hatch. I don't know if they are still available but I used them on a previous to keep it aired out. Security wasn't a big worry then.
|08-19-2010 10:24 PM|
|sailingdog||Or you could make an adjustable sliding arm that is attached to the hatch and to the hatch frame that uses something like a thumbwheel to hold in position. Many factory hatches come with something similar. Not too difficult to make, and not very expensive to buy.|
|08-19-2010 06:21 PM|
|T34C||I've seen many a hatch with a cup, can, or bottle holding it open...|
|08-19-2010 06:17 PM|
|CaptainForce||Like many cruisers we have large plastic cups sitting in each of our hatch screens and a couple of sticks with strategic notches that are longer. "low tech" is always a easy and functional optiuon. Take care and joy, Aythya crew|
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