Cabin Roof Hatches

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10 years 2 months ago #1772 by Edward Schwiebert
Does anyone know how to remove the cabin roof hatches (or more particularly, the fiberglass rims onto which the hatches themselves are mounted)? Our B44 has 4 hatches, the most forward of which sits on a rim molded into the cabin top; the others sit on rims that (likely) are affixed with 5200 and one leaks. I want to remove and rebed all (after checking for and repairing any damage).

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10 years 2 months ago #1774 by Gerry O'Donoghue
Replied by Gerry O'Donoghue on topic Cabin Roof Hatches
The one hour boat project.....

Click on the above link. I used a series of small thin chisels along the edge, tapping gently.
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10 years 2 months ago #1775 by Edward Schwiebert
Thanks, that is fine for the hatches themselves, but what about the fiberglass flange that acts as a shim/shaper underneath? It looks like your flange was molded into the cabin top, as is my forward one. I have tried "prying" but that just succeeds in chipping the edge of the flange. Thoughts?

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10 years 2 months ago #1776 by Gerry O'Donoghue
Replied by Gerry O'Donoghue on topic Cabin Roof Hatches
I think your next option is a fein multimaster to cut along the join. Check for bolts or screws first, if you can.

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8 years 11 months ago #2052 by Michael Smolek
I have found a source for the 9/16" round gasket material for the caste Bomar deck hatches on my Brewer 12.8 that is much cheaper than the $2.70 to 3.60 per foot that I have seen advertised. It is an uncommon diameter so it is somewhat hard to find. Canal Rubber, 329 Canal St, NY, NY. 10013 212-226-7339. www.canalrubber.com has 25 ft for $20 or 50 ft for $40 + shipping. The gasket is 9/16" Full Round Closed Cell Neoprene Sponge Cord. I used a single line of 3M black weatherstripping adhesive at the bottom of the c-shaped channel in the hatch. The hardest part of the job was cleaning out the old gasket and old adhesive. Mike Smolek Hawk Brewer 12.8

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