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Old 20-09-2011, 11:49   #1
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Repairing Lewmar Hatch Hinge

I have a Hunter 37.5 which has Lewmar hatches. The roughly 12" X 12" hatch in the head has two hinges. On one of them, the hinge has pulled out of the frame. The hinge is secured to the frame by two machine screws, so it seems they should be screwed in to a threaded piece of metal, or a nut. Does anyone know what is behind the hinge screws on the frame? What is the best way to correct this? How difficult is it to remove the entire hatch and frame from the deck?
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Old 20-09-2011, 12:43   #2
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Re: Repairing Lewmar Hatch Hinge

Have you got a picture? How old is the boat? I know late 80's Lewmar hatches had plastic pins in the hinge which they replaced with ss pins because the plastic ones kept on breaking.
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Re: Repairing Lewmar Hatch Hinge

Check out the Lewmar Drawings & Etc
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Re: Repairing Lewmar Hatch Hinge

Jon:

I have the same problem. Although I haven't fixed it, I have considered using a lead expansion bolt like is used for concrete anchors. The lead will fill in where the threads have stripped out. If you go this way replace the bolt that comes with the anchor with a SS one.

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