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Bomar is the only company I know of that uses cross bars on their hatches. They are there to keep the Lexan from flexing and breaking the seal - they don't use 1/2" Lexan. Every other hatch manufacturer I know of uses acrylic of a suitable thickness and many are "offshore capable" hatches. Lewmar Ocean series for example.If your hatches do not have ribs across the area where the glass goes, they are not "offshore" hatches and need to be replaced. Hatch 2 is an "offshore" hatch, hatch 1 is not.