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Old 07-11-2007, 03:30   #1
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VETUS deck hatches (+)

have to choose between VETUS & GEBO MARINE hatches for new 45" sailboat,
VETUS approx 15% cheaper

any positive/negative opinions based on personal experience ?

these are mentioned (positively) in this forum once: Deck Hatches

but I suspect these are made by Chinese MAN SHIP MARINE ABOUT COMPANY
what does not sound good
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This is an invariable problem with hatches and other marine hardware that are produced on distant shores with sub-standard labour and environmental laws. The factories in China and other countries that churn out cheap goods do not have to meet the same high quality standards as a manufacturing company in the United States or Canada. This means that a product that is made in North America by local skilled workers is far better in terms of service, quality and durability.
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I have Gebo - like em, not a problem. They replaced OEMs.
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Ben, you've found an old dead thread stub.

And fwiw, Vetus are Dutch, why would anyone think they were Chinese?

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