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Old 15-10-2010, 20:11   #1
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Replacing Hatch Plexiglas

I see all the micro cracks from UV breaking down the materiel, in the mid and foredeck hatches.

What is the best materiel to use to make a longer lasting replacement?

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If your hatches have gone 20 years or so in lots of direct sunlight you have found the best material.

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Old 18-10-2010, 20:07   #3
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CAST acrylic. Don't use extruded acrylic. Lexan (polycarbonate) is stronger, but 1 year in the sun will bring it down to cast acrylic strength, and it goes down from there. It is likely that your current hatches are cast acrylic. We have a regular here who rebuilds hatches - who should chime in.
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Where is the best place to order this stuff? McMaster-Carr?
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