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Old 03-12-2012, 16:43   #1
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Replacing Goiot Hatch Seals

Hi all,

I purchased some new seals for my Goiot hatches at Clark rubber yesterday they are the same thickness but one is a mm wider and another is a mm narrower.
I don't think that will be a problem but the sales assistant suggested I use black Sikaflex or contact adhesive.
I'm pretty sure the factory use a contact adhesive, but I was just wondering if anyone had tried any alternatives to the factory glue and what results they had had?
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Old 03-12-2012, 17:40   #2
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Have replaced gaskets on Goiot hatches using contact glue.


If you don't have any, we have used a good silicone, like Boat Life, that has decent adhesion for a silicone, but still scraps off when needed.

Personally, I would not use a strong adhesive like silkaflex as the next time you need to change them it will be a big mess.
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Also, I think Defender can get the exact Goiot gasket material from what I remember. All the French islands in the Carib have them too.
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Re: Replacing Goiot hatch seals

Thanks, good point on the "next time you change the seal" I think I'll stick to the contact glue. Pardon my pun.
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Re: Replacing Goiot hatch seals

DL,

Do you know exactly which Clark Rubber profile you bought? Was it the one with the flat with what looks like a hollow football on top?

Can you let me know. We need to replace seals as well.

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Old 05-03-2013, 00:27   #6
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Re: Replacing Goiot hatch seals

Hi Daniel,

I could only use the rectangular profile from Clark rubber for the escape hatches, I had to use the genuine Goiot seals which were quite expensive but good as they came with double sided tape applied. You can also stretch it them a bit to make them go further.
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Re: Replacing Goiot hatch seals

Hi DL,

Be careful stretching the seals to make them go further. They mostly all shrink and this causes many problems especially going around corners not for a couple of years though.

when applying these try to slightly compress in length if possible, or you may find you will need to redo them very prematurely, like 2-3 years.

if the new seals fit in the tracks well the only place i would "glue" them is at each corner and the joint with either silicone (glaziers silicone or Polyurethane )
in the case of a circle in 4-6 spots. you really only need to hold them in position to work as a seal.

areas where they don't fit in a track or grove i would use silicone or polyurethane (sika) don't use contact as it crystallises quite quickly and lets go normally in a few years when sun and heat is involved.

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Re: Replacing Goiot hatch seals

OK thanks for that Alan, I've already done my seals that way so I guess I will have to replace them in a couple of years.
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Re: Replacing Goiot hatch seals

Theres an old adhisive out there that really works well for stuff like this ! 3m 1300 rubber adhisive, it was made for auto windows and such as that but is waterproof, and lasts, and is easier to clean off when ya want to replace next time !! just a thought from a old cheap guy !!( auto shops call it yellow gorilla snot lol)
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Re: Replacing Goiot hatch seals

Contact Cement is water proof an flexable. That is how the factory installed the seals
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Re: Replacing Goiot hatch seals

Hi Guys,

I am about to undertake the same task with my Goiot hatches - I have managed to get the correct gaskets from Amel for my hatches.

So as I understand it is best to use 3M 1300 rubber adhesive or Contact Cement - as the fit is good only need to glue the corners and the joint, trying to compress the seals lightly, as they are prone to shrink.

opinions vary as to the desirability of using Sika PU glue.

any comments from the experts on my understanding much appreciated.

Really don't want to be doing this again in 2-3 years time !!
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