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Hi all.....the Lewmar hatch in the forward Pullman of my Catalina 42 won't support it's weight to stay open. I believe it is a low profile hatch with a single supporting hinge. Is there a friction brake assembly of some sort inside?? I've tightened the hinges bolt to maximum with improvement but still not satisfactory. Anybody have similar issues and if so did you find a fix??
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Thanks for the replies guys...I emailed Lewmar's service rep here in Canada and will share once I hear.
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Hi Tom..
Here is my original e-mail and the reply I recieved. It wasn't terribly helpful
Randy

Randy,
You wrote:
I have a Lewmar hatch that won't stay open under it's own
weight on my Catalina 42. I believe it is a low profile hatch. It
has a single support hinge in the centre that holds the weight of the
hatch when it is open. I assume that there is some sort of friction
brake in there and that Lewmar has a rebuild kit for it. Could you
tell me the part number and price of the kit???

Reply:
There are no parts available for the friction lever (the large gray assembly at the back of the hatch that keeps the lid open) You might try to increase the tension on the Lever Stay so that the hatch will self support when open. This is adjusted with a 4mm Allen key.

Here is a link to a Lewmar web page that has detailed instructions on adjusting the tension on the friction hinge. http://en.lewmar.com/pdfs/B5968_eng.pdf

Let me know if this does not help.
Thanks for the inquiry.
Alan Greig
Payne's Marine Group
Victoria, BC
 
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