Two hatches repaired and reinstalled on Encore

Posted By on March 12, 2016

In January a couple hatches were removed from Encore, our older Westerly Corsair II sailboat, in order to be sent to Select Plastics for repair. The project wasn't painless as both the time it took and cost (shipping too) were pretty expensive. Unfortunately, repairing them on my own was not successful and noting the number of attempts by others on the Internet, I was not alone.

The primarly problem beside general aging and sun, is the adhesive seal that holds the thick acrylic tinted plastic to the Ocean Series “Superhatch” frames made by Lewmar. My first lecture to visitors will be “do not step, stand or sit on the new hatches” as I don't want to damage these again.

Comments

  • Bud Crouton

    Did you have to replace the frames and hatch?

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