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    I just got the hatch that I ordered from Hamilton Marine. It's not cheap.

    I wanted something that wouldn't leak and was large enough that you can work in the bildge, if need be. It has 4 Dog's on it and will be flush with the deck. The wrench is extra.

    The tiles on the floor are 12X12 to give you an idea of how big it is.

  • #2
    That sucker is pretty cool. How much larger is it than the armstrong? I wish they made those in sizes.
    1975 23\' Tampa,FL


    • #3
      Here's a link to it.,5657.html

      The problem with the Armstrong hatch to me is you have to do a bunch of work to get it flush with the surface, in order not to stumble over it. That's not really a big deal, but it will hold water and collect dirt around the recessed dog area too. I hate that.


      • #4
        Yeah, I too am worried about the water and dirt getting trapped around the edges... I'm not gonna make it 100% recessed anymore. That way it'll be less of a groove for the crap to collect in. I can't wait to get back to work on the damned boat.
        Slidell, LA 1993 Mako 261B - Temperance


        • #5
          I think those tiles would look groovy in your boat. []
          Tom[br]Pompano Beach, Florida[br]1976 25\' Mako[br]


          • #6
            That flooring came with the house and it's UGULY! It will be replaced some day. I spend every waking hour folling with this boat project and nothing else.[]


            • #7
              Bobby....NASA called....they want their shuttle hatch back!!!!

              That thing is sweet!!!! []
              Brian[br]St. Leonard, MD


              • #8
                HeHe I've finally figured out the corse of action to paint the bildge.

                I want it White and clean. I stoped by Surewin Williams and picked up some Tile Cad HS [High Solids] I have Tile Cad II on the shop floor.

                It is a true Epoxy Paint. The Tile Cad II has been replaced by the HS.

                This stuff is fit for painting the insides of water tanks too.

                Are you listening Sonny. [For his bait tank]

                It only comes in gal. Part A and part B. it's about $38per gal. might use some more to paint the inside of the cuddy.


                • #9

                  Originally posted by gw204

                  Bobby....NASA called....they want their shuttle hatch back!!!!

                  ROTFL...Thats funny!
                  Slidell, LA 1993 Mako 261B - Temperance