Originally Posted by mkii
These are Lewmar
hatches, about 12" x 14", and the frames seem to be in acceptable shape.
What is the best strategy for replacing this crazed glass?
Can it be done with the hatches left in place?
Source for the replacement glass?
What should it cost per hatch
Thanks very much for your experience and opinions,
Yes, with the older Lewmar, they can be done in place.
Cut the caulk around the acrylic
from the outside.
Remove the screws that hold the latch and hinge below. Remove latch and hinge.
Press from the inside and the acrylic
will pop out.
Take acrylic to a glass shop and they can cut new for under $75.
and replace if necessary.
Caulk around frame with Dow 795. Push acrylic in place.
Fill remaining gap with Dow.
Attach hinge and latch with new o-rings.
If you have many to do. Buy a sheet of acrylic and a trim bit for a router. You can cut them yourself easily.
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