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Old 31-10-2004, 16:30   #1
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I'm thinking of replacing my bomar hatches instead of repairing them. What are some of the best hatches avalible?
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Old 31-10-2004, 16:42   #2
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I guess you would have a great variety over your side of the pond, but one of the nicest and for us, well priced are Weaver hatches made right here in NZ, for NZ conditions. Good solid, durable and can also be custom made to your requirements.
I would imagine you would find them with Google, but let me know if you can't and I will get a web address for you. They have been recently bought by another company in NZ and can't remember off the top of my head whom. But it will be in a mag here somewhere.

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Old 01-11-2004, 10:25   #3
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Very easy to replace the handles, and also easy to replace the acrylic, so unless you need to replace the metal frame, It is not very economic to ditch the old ones and buy new.
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Be careful when replacing hatches. They are not all created equal. I have used Lewmar hatches on several occasions and have had good luck with them. If the hatch is going to be in an area that will have green water on deck, I would recommend their Ocean Series for greater strength and protection. They are not cheap but they will not fail at the wrong time.

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I've got all Bomar on mine and they are 25 years old and stiil doing good. Had to replace the arcylic on the 32" and reseal the rest but they still seal and I can still get parts if need be. The 32" would cost a little over $4000 now.

I concur with Talbot. Unless the frame is cracked/broken or eroding away it's less hassel to just refit. If they're aluminum, a sand blast and powder coat brings them back real nice................_/)
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