Lewmar hatch - reglaze?

Twister_Ken

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My forecabin hatch has developed a crack in the perspex, near one hinge.

Is it possible to 'reglaze' these hatches?

If so, DIY or specialist?

If specialist, any recommendations?

Standard Lewmar jobbie, smoked perspex.

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Having problems with my new glasses - can't see anything on the Lewmar site about replaceable acrylic, but tracking through the Ocean range (which I believe mine must be) does uncover 'replacement lids', which sound like something for those who make their own marmalade. Seems a shame to have to buy frame, handles and hinges, as well as the perspex.
 

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As well as being environmentally unfriendly when the only bit that goes is the perspex. Frankly it would have been a brain dead thing to have made the perspex easily replaceable wouldnt it? But no - we wish to charge you £400 pounds for a new 2ft square window otherwise you'll have to wrestle with our corroded nuts and bolts and our difficult to source seals - gotcha!!! /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
 

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A suggestion rather than a recommendation. Salford House Services specialise in this sort of thing . Located between Sevenoaks and Otford. 01732 464635
 

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Ken

I used to have a good contact at Lewmar who told me they keep a stock of these panels. Sadly he's now left but why not try via Seateach Emsworth who stock the hatches (I replaced an identical hatch for £300 from them as it was leaking in several places)
 

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Lewmar do supply just the Acrylic panels, as I got one from them directly last year.

The contact you need is:-

Dave Mellish
Tech Support/Service Manager
+44 (0)2392 471841 Ph
+44 (0)2392 485720 Fx

Email: DMellish@lewmar.com

Good luck!

Allan
 

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Dave is very helpful - you might want to congrat him as he got married weekend before last! He knows most of the EBBs

edit - meant to say that the hatch is a Lewmar Ocean 60 if calling Dave
 

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Dunno, I've replaced 2 of the Ocean 60 hatches but never the panel itself. Nowt worse than a leaking forehatch as you will know and on both occasions I've bit the bullet and put a new hatch in rather than suffer more wet bedding

Sad to report that the mounting holes are different on the newer models so there's a bit of fill & fair before re-drilling, maybe a job for Mark if you get stuck but talk to Dave first instance - lovely bloke and very helpful. It may be easier to fit a new panel?

Just don't mention Marks name when talking to him (long story!) but do send my regards
 

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I reglazed mine 3 years ago and it hasn't leaked since - despite serious submarining in the Raz de Sein last year. I had a replacement panel cut by a local firm using the old as a pattern. Fitted it with Sikoflex and used the (very expensive) primers recommended for acrylic and aluminium. I also replaced the rubber seal at the same time - available as a Lewmar spare.
 

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I reglazed 2 lewmar hatches at the end of last season. I removed the old acrylic and it was used by a local signmaker to cut an identical copy, inlcuding all the holes. I rebedded them on a non setting compound that is supplied on a roll, and sealed around the edge with black marine silicon.
I did two for about £100.00, though it probably wouldn't be much cheaper for one.

no leaks so far
 
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