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Deck Hatch removal

Hi, I have searched the forum for an answer to my problem removing screws from hatch. My problem is the forward hatch is leaking and I have found that the it is leaking underneath the hatch so removal and rebedding is required. I can't get the screws out as they are just turning in the wood I also suspect that the wood is wet/rotten. Does anyone know how I can get the screws out?
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Update the boat is an westerly and it is a Bomar hatch hope this helps further

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Sounds like only thing holding is the sealant.marc
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When I've encountered a screw that has stripped, putting some lateral pressure on it while turning will sometimes get it out. But I think Marc is right. If all the screws just turn freely, it sounds like you don't need to worry too much about getting them out--you'll be able to do that when you pry the whole hatch up.

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They may be bolts with the nuts hidden under the headliner. That would explain the movement without them coming out. If they are screws at least a few should come out I would think.

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My hatch is a Lewmar Superhatch I believe. It has bolts thru the hinges and screws everywhere else. I went thru same process last Fall. My boat does not have a headliner so was easier.

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You might try an easyout tool but if the screws are turning you may have a tuff time getting a grab.


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