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Topic Review (Newest First)
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
SJ34 Spam alert!!!
08-23-2010 08:03 PM
FishSticks
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
carl762 that's extremely cool SJ34.

My poor struts are starting to wear out on my two hatches.
08-20-2010 12:25 AM
SJ34
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
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.
Bomar hatches use this type of support.

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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