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So my first question for the community is, who makes my hatches.

I need a few parts, I thought it was Lewmar, but no. It does not match any previous models. It has a simple flying bird marked on all the parts. The yacht was built in 1981.
thanks!
 

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Saw these folks at the Annapolis Boat Show. They seem to be able to fix or replace anything related to hatches. They even manufacture parts for older hatches that are no longer in production (such as the ones on my Najad). I was able to restore my hatches to there original glory and saved a fortune compaired to replacement cost. Well worth a phone call.

- Hatchmasters - Norwalk, CT - Lewmar Hatch Repair Specialists

Good luck!
 

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Saw these folks at the Annapolis Boat Show. They seem to be able to fix or replace anything related to hatches. They even manufacture parts for older hatches that are no longer in production (such as the ones on my Najad). I was able to restore my hatches to there original glory and saved a fortune compaired to replacement cost. Well worth a phone call.

- Hatchmasters - Norwalk, CT - Lewmar Hatch Repair Specialists

Good luck!
I came across their site. Stupid high prices. on my hatch is a broken pin. they only come in a pair, and cost $140.
Hatchmasters - Norwalk, CT - Lewmar Hatch Repair Specialists
they are 1.5" long. then i need the knob, $30,
Hatchmasters - Norwalk, CT - Lewmar Hatch Repair Specialists

and a plastic pin, $14. I also need to replace the acrylic, but i can do that locally. $140 for two bolts with eyes? Ouch. I suddenly wish I had Lewmar. Oh, and one of my support struts are not working, $400...
If forced to pay these prices, because I cannot get them anywhere else, I will replace the hatches. Am i wrong?
 

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They must be custom-machining those screws. Even so, I would think you could manufacture (or pay for) something functionally equivalent for much less.
 

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Owl
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If it's pretty you're after, you could have those eyelet screws gold-plated. I think you'd still come out ahead.
 

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Schooner Captain
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LOL, no doubt. I could make them from pure titanium, and still come out ahead. i guess i should get into the custom bolt market. in fact i could get a CNC 4 axis mill, and make millions of those bolts. Sell them at a $10 discount.

If only i didn't want to sell this boat when its finished, and buy a bigger one....
 
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