How do I change my deck hatch?
Replace the old leaky deck hatch with a new, tight and modern one. Wear, sand and water have left their mark on the old deck hatch so now is the time to change it.
Configuration of Hatch No. 1
New modern deck hatches have larger and more powerful glass frames, that close down over the inner frame. This means that the hatch stays closed, even when sailing in high seas with water on the deck. Handles and hinges are made of impact-resistant ABS material. Powerful O-rings ensure that the handles stay tight.
Removal of old Hatch
Removal of old Hatch No. 1
Unscrew the old inner and outer frame. They are fitted with self-tapping screws both inside and outside.
Removal of old Hatch No. 4
Lift the frame, and take the frame away. The adhesive thus releases the entire frame and can be removed from the cut.
Installation of new Hatch
Installation of new Hatch No. 1
Place the interior frame in the cutout for the old one. There must be a minimum of 3 mm of air around the entire cut.
Installation of new Hatch No. 4
Place a straight-edge guide on the outside of the frame with a pair of fastening tools and cut with a sharp knife. The work is repeated on all sides. Finally, cut corners in freehand
Installation of new Hatch No. 7
Insert the new hatch frame into the cut-out and measure the clearance to the cut-out
Installation of new Hatch No. 10
Apply glue so that the inner frame can be held to the cut and at the same time held against the aluminum hatch frame