1968 Columbia 50
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Allegan, Michigan
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Re: Clear Hatch Lenses
I think that you would be just fine. You can get cast acrylic with UV block and tinted if you like from any good plastics supplier. I think that you find the interior much brighter. Just open the hatch right now(unless it's snowing
) and you'll have a pretty good idea of how bright it will be with clear plastic lenses.
If you find it getting too hot after that, you can always add a nice Sunbrella cover to the hatches that snaps on and can still be used with the hatch open. That's what I have for my hatches. It helps keep the boat cooler when not using it, and also protects the plastic from weathering and oxidation.
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S/V Siren 1968 Columbia 50