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Main Message Board / Hatch Scratch Fever
« on: March 13, 2019, 11:56:45 AM »
Outbreaks of Hatch Scratch Fever are now being reported. This inevitability happens every spring and seem to last primarily through the Summer months. Symptoms are shrugging of shoulders and facial cringe when sliding the companionway sliding hatch on various Catalina Sailboats made prior to 1995. This can be quite insidious as it affects crew members and dock neighbors almost as seriously. There is a cure and 150 case studies so far have shown treatment  has shown to have 99% efficacy.

https://youtu.be/1AOsPGluaDs

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After a year of selling these strips and more than 83 sets delivered I want to share some feedback from purchasers.  By and large the strips are a tremendous success.  I have only received a couple responses where the strips didn't work.  There has been more than a couple comments about the strips tangling inside the track, making it difficult to remove them without some disassembly of the hatch.  While this has happened a very few times, and mine are "free floating." I am recommending screwing the tail end of the strips down as shown in the picture provided by Noah.  I am also recommending searching this forum key words "hatch ate my slider."  Noah posts a great tutorial on the situation!!

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I have had so many great emails from happy C34 owners that no longer have Companionway Screeching!   Once they install these really simple strips the quiet slide is amazing.  If you want to order its simple contact me holzie-at-gmail dot com.  Check out the videos below on youtube.

https://youtu.be/1AOsPGluaDs

https://youtu.be/ekbxBGqnxgI


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Screeching Companion Way Hatch?  Many years back Graham Mackay posted a solution to a screeching companionway hatch sliding against the cabin top.  I followed his instructions to the letter and it solved my problem.
 New problem is I needed to buy a huge sheet of plastic 48" x92" to get (2) 1"x 72" x 1/16.  So needless to say I have the ability to make a lot of strips.  If you have a screeching hatch send me an email.  holzie at gmail.co
Send 15 bucks to my paypal account and I mail to your home.  No, I will not be quitting my day job, when gone they're gone, labor of love believe me. 

www.paypal.me/markholzmann/15

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Main Message Board / Companionway Screeching New stocked Available
« on: July 24, 2017, 02:19:43 PM »
Many years back Graham Mackay posted a solution to a screeching companionway hatch sliding against the cabin top.  I followed his instructions to the letter and it solved my problem. This solution was posted on the Catalina 36 forum.

Basically you slide a strip of HDPE into the hatch glide channel and the steel glides move smoothly without that horrible screeching of metal on dirty gel coat.  The strip of HDPE plastic is 72"x 1"x 1/16".  Simple solution but finding the material without purchasing a 4' by 8' sheet of HDPE is almost impossible.  So I bit the bullet and purchased the material and had the plastic cut to the required pieces.  So I have 18 sets of glide plastic.  When there gone there gone.  I wont be quitting my day job.  Contact me at holzie-at-gmail if your interested.  For a nominal charge I'll mail a set to you.  They  really do work!

 https://youtu.be/1AOsPGluaDs

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