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 on: Yesterday at 01:39:28 PM 
Started by glennd3 - Last post by Phil Spicer
 Looks like marina restrictions in Ohio are being relaxed so we can put in...once we uncover. We had hail and snow today, but not much.

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 on: Yesterday at 01:16:04 PM 
Started by glennd3 - Last post by lazybone
Anyone traveling north who needs a stopover 40 ft slip in md can use mine.  it’s paid for. 

 3 
 on: April 08, 2020, 03:07:28 PM 
Started by glennd3 - Last post by Ron Hill
All : I surely hope that all the ICW boats coming back north reads the Notices to Mariners - on the Chesapeake!!!   Nothing OPEN in Md.!!

A Thought   :cry4`

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 on: April 08, 2020, 02:54:51 PM 
Started by Patches - Last post by Ron Hill
Patches : When I replaced my salon Bomar hatch I used 3M4200 and had good luck. 

On removing the old hatch I found that a heat gun was invaluable in loosing up the old caulk. 

A few thoughts

 5 
 on: April 08, 2020, 09:32:31 AM 
Started by ewengstrom - Last post by Jon W
Hi Eric, Noah is having trouble logging into the website. He asked me to send you the following correction on the tank sender info he recently sent you -

The correct sender unit should be SSL-12 (12 inches).

I'll relay any questions you have back to Noah until he gets his website issues sorted out.

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 on: April 08, 2020, 07:34:04 AM 
Started by Patches - Last post by Stu Jackson
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I was wondering more about the mechanics of replacing the hatch.  Are there unexpected surprises lurking under the hatch frame?  What are the preferred sealant choices?  And any other hints.

May 2013 Tech Note:  https://c34.org/bomar-hatch-re-bedding/

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 on: April 08, 2020, 06:26:29 AM 
Started by Patches - Last post by Patches
Thanks guys.

The new hatch has been purchased; I ordered it last fall during one of the Defender sales.  After investigating the hinges on the current hatch (1990 model), I knew I needed a replacement and the sale at Defender made the decision to purchase new easier.

I had no idea Lewmar was in that kind of business shape.  Wow.

I was wondering more about the mechanics of replacing the hatch.  Are there unexpected surprises lurking under the hatch frame?  What are the preferred sealant choices?  And any other hints.

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 on: April 07, 2020, 01:24:21 PM 
Started by Patches - Last post by Ron Hill
Patches : You didn't give your production year or hull #.  I'll guess that your C34 is a 1988 thru 1991.
I wrote a Mainsheet tech Note article on replacing the lens in my 1988 Rollstop Vberth Hatch.  I removed the hatch lens in its frame and sent it to Select Plastics.  I also purchased (I believe from them) a Rollstop hatch repair kit.  Select did a great job and then I installed the repair kit.

In my article I point out that the MAIN problem with the Roll Stop hatches is that the hatch MUST only be in one of the 4? hatch positions. In any other position the detents get worn and then eventually will not hold the weight of the hatch!!!
 
I also pointed out that I made a Gray Sunbrella cover for the hatch to keep the UV from crazing it.   :thumb:

A few thoughts

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 on: April 07, 2020, 08:56:03 AM 
Started by Patches - Last post by KWKloeber
Just passing along what my Lewmar rep had said a couple months ago when I inquired about a replacement hatch.....

“ Your customer probably has a factory Acrylic as they are an extreme pain to make them. The reason he has a question about Acrylic thickness is that the thickness is what I call a “pour depth” Acrylic shrinks when it cures so the thickness is never what it’s called. To add to the confusion, European Acrylics are poured to a metric “pour depth” so U.S. Acrylics and European acrylics are never the same. In hatches it’s no big deal. In portlights however, they are thickness critical. Go figure. Hatches are safe to walk on and I never think twice about it. I have never fallen thru a fully closed and dogged hatch. An open one yes, It hurts like hell. Never step on a hatch with a vent. It will gut you like a pig and you will die.
Lewmar is a barely functional company that went out of business. They were purchased by Lippert Components. They own Taylor Made Fenders. They moved the company to Gloversville, New York. Not a single shipment since mid December. I have thousands of orders placed and am just waiting for them to come back to life. Their computer tells me that they have 52 of the hatch your customer needs. When he can get it is anyones guess.”

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 on: April 07, 2020, 08:22:25 AM 
Started by Patches - Last post by Patches
I ordered a new Lewmar 65 "Ocean" hatch.  The old one does not currently leak, but the lense has been rebedded and the original roll stop hinges were beyond salvage.

I searched the forum for any issues that may come up when replacing but didn't see a lot describing the replacement process.  Before I remove the old hatch and create a large-ish hole in my deck, I was wondering if anyone has done this and knows of any issues I need to prepare for.

Given the propensity of Lewmar lenses to craze, I'm also wondering if anyone has installed an Outland hatch cover on their 65 hatch?  I contacted Outland and they have been very responsive and look to offer a great solution to the UV exposure.  Quote is $70 + shipping.

It is astonishing to see the difference in crazing between the Bomar midship hatch and the Lewmar hatches/ports.  After 30 years, the Bomar has almost no crazing.

Thanks in advance,

Patches

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