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Old 16-05-2008, 09:10   #1
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Hatches and Portholes

We have tried many hatches and portholes and so far the best we have used are the Moonlight from BSI.
Hatches from Gebo leak and no warranty , Lewmar gets crazing very fast and Weavers are very hard to open and close , anybody has any suggestions for a fantastic CE approved lightweight hatch and porthole ?
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I know some very good CE approved heavy hatches. For light weight you may be better served molding your own?
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Old 16-05-2008, 09:27   #3
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You are probably right , we do that already with the closed hatches but the deck hatches are another thing , we are now talking to a company to make us carbon fiber framed deck hatches but the cost !!!
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If you did choose a carbon fiber hatch frame wouldn't it be too delicate to pull and rebed should it start to leak?
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You are right but we are looking at very nice hatches.see pictures and web site
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Nice looking, but who puts flush hatches on a boat?
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We mount low profile and it looks and works great in practice
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Fastcat, I have Moonlight hatches on my Solaris and am in the process of replacing them with Lewmars. The handles/latches on the Moonlights are very poorly constructed - my first clue (apart from the relatively flimsy feel) was the number of spares that came with my boat.

I am not sure about quicker crazing on the Lewmars, but do note that their newer models are designed to permit owner replacement of the window.

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my Gebos are 14 years old and don't leak. Still look good.

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anybody has any suggestions for a fantastic CE approved lightweight hatch and porthole ?

Tried Rhigo? Though they are probably too heavy for your lightweight flying machines

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Does anyone know where I can find contacts for Moonlight hatches?

The website http://www.bsi-dk.dk is not accessible.

The plexiglass broke and I have to replace it.

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We mount low profile and it looks and works great in practice
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looks like there will always be a splash of water waiting for you by opening a flush mount hatch.
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Nice looking, but who puts flush hatches on a boat?
...ahhh, Lagoon? And I think they put out a few boats.
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...ahhh, Lagoon? And I think they put out a few boats.
Not that I don't believe you, but all the Lagoons I've seen had raised hatches. Still I would avoid any boat that went for style over practicality. As gonesail pointed out, a splash of water will be waiting. And they'll collect salt.
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Not that I don't believe you, but all the Lagoons I've seen had raised hatches. Still I would avoid any boat that went for style over practicality. As gonesail pointed out, a splash of water will be waiting. And they'll collect salt.
Its the new Lagoon 400. I agree that there may be a splash of water when opening (maybe). But they also must be tremendously safer for moving about on deck (nothing to trip over).
Ahh tradeoffs.
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