Archive: European hatch screens idea for Encore

Posted By on July 16, 2014

Our sailboat Encore is in need of a better hatch screen system, so in my search for roll-able, but sloppy looking velcro stick-up screens to replace our ill-fitting fix framed screens, I came across this simple European idea.

europeanhatchscreensystem

The stiff wire frame (stainless steel?) is covered by a stitched on polyester “no-see-um” type mesh screen with a grommet in the center. A short length of lightweight shock cord with a stopper hangs with a small loop and keeper knot on the inside end (or double up smaller line as in top right illustration). A suction cup with a hook (keep spares) is stuck to the underside of the hatch and the screen is cinched up to to cover the hatch opening. Very clever and should work great.

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