I would like to remove the hinge pins in my Lewmar
Rollstop Hatches (1990 vintage) to replace the acrylic
in the hatch
. However, both ends of the Rollstop hinge pin are formed with a head
and do not push out. These hinge pins do not have a cir-clip on one end to make removal
easy, I understand that some Rollstop hinges have pins with a cir-clip to make hinge removal
I tried drilling off the head
on one of the pins but the pin just spins and the drill cannot do its job.
I noticed that on the deck
side of the hinge that the hinge has two screws that go through the deck
frame into the deck and that there appears to be two studs with flattened heads also attaching the hinge to the deck. Can these studs be drilled out to aid in the hinge removal?
Has anyone removed these studs? Are the two screws per hinge sufficient to hold the hinge in place to the deck after re-install. The studs do not appear to be able to be replaced as they are cast with the deck frame. It may be possible to add additional screws replacing the studs.
Removing these studs seem to be the only way to get the hatch
off of the boat for acrylic