I have a 20 year old 47ft Yacht with 2001 Lewmar
Mk 2 Low Profile Hatches. I have bought Lewmar
replacement acrylics at some expense and followed the instructions and video and I am competent at most things. Now I have hit a wall - as these 20 year old extruded frames will not split by just pulling apart as they describe using brand new frames- surprise! Despite trying penetrating oil
and a limescale remover over several days no movement at all as yet.
Obviously I need to be VERY careful as there are three to do and I don't want to end up with an unserviceable 500x 500mm hatch
or a gaping hole.
Does anyone have any experience or remedy they know works?
I'm thinking about careful heat treatment on the two joints next, but am cautious through life experience and still cannot get anything from Lewmar Technical Support.
We are laying in Lagos Portugal
due to depart for three months on 14th June so time and tide etc etc