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Stu Jackson

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Re: Hatch ate my slider fix
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2021, 08:22:34 PM »

I'd added this to the 101 Topics some time ago it's third from the bottom (as of now)

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Re: Hatch ate my slider fix
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2021, 06:06:25 AM »

Thanks for the reply Alex. I had not thought of shimming the hood  :shock:. I was thinking of grinding the hood where it hits the hatch when sliding open and close.

Thanks Noah, have you removed the long teak rails that go along the main hatch? I am reading about it on the site. My issue is my sliding hatch hits/scrapes  the bottom of the hatch "Hood". I need to remove the hood to remove some of the material.

I had this same issue with mine.  It isn't that much of a project to remove the rails to get the seahood off.  I ended up having to build a small stainless piece that I screwed to the aft edge of the seahood to "re-arch" the opening to clear the interference.  I also shimmed up the seahood from the aft end tapering down towards the bow.  Theae two modifications allowed me to get the clearance for an effortless sliding hatch.
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Re: Hatch ate my slider fix
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2021, 07:34:11 AM »

I started with grinding and found too much material would have required too much material removal to get any significant clearance so I ended up shimming instead.  I used starboard taper ripped shims.  It took a quarter inch at the aft end to get my rather significant rubbing to clear.
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