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  • Stern Pie Plate Hatch Replacement

    I know a few guys have done custom hatches in the deck to replace the double pie plates. Has anyone just enlarged the 2 openings into a single large one, and used one of those readily available plastic hatches for better access? I'm not looking to get all crazy and fabricate something from glass.
    Salem County, NJ[br]Whaler 15 SS (sold)[br]Mako 191[br]

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    I actually am looking for the same thing I did some recaulking this year and removed the whole access panel on my 221 and it was so much better to gain access threw a single large opening rather than the 2 pie holes which leak anyway I thought I saw a hatch in west marine that looked close but as usual forgot what measurements I needed

    let me know if you come up with a option that works

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    • #3
      Boatoutfiters will make custom ones for you based on measurements. Google cape horn 24os mods bluewaterseekeer on tht used them for a couple
      John[br]1989 Mako 210 (Sold and Missed)[br]

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      • #4
        I did that on the 21B that I had. Lots of plumbing and stuff in the bilge with no good access, I bought a common hatch from west marine or boatersworld (back then), cut the hole and put it in..no issues and I could actually do something in the bilge like check the pumps, open the seacock for the wasdown pump etc. I did the same thing in my next boat, which was a Grady white.
        Chris Miller[br]Mystic Islands, NJ[br]1974 17 Classic[br]1988 211 Classic (sold)[br]1990 Grady White 230 Gulfstream (sold)[br][img][br]

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        • #5
          I gonna take some measurements and go shopping. Let you know what I find!
          Salem County, NJ[br]Whaler 15 SS (sold)[br]Mako 191[br]

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          • #6
            if I could i'd make every pie whole an Armstrong compression plate, love those things, water tight and one twist and they're off

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            • #7
              Several older posts detailed this project. I know dtmackey did it on his 21. Here is the post to search CM since the search function doesn't work.

              http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52507
              1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
              1985 Mako 20c - sold
              Fort Walton Beach, FL
              http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=42841

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              • #8
                If you just want to match up the original round hatches they are still available. They are made by Rabud.

                https://www.rabud.com/portfolio/pry-...und-1523625274

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                • #9
                  I replaced the whole panel that the pie hatches were inserted into with a piece of starboard with beveled corners and 2 stainless steel cam latches from boat outfitters on my 97 221. Laid some weather stripping on outside perimeter to help keep water out from washdowns and rain. Best move ever as access is easy and helps with a lot of maintenance issues. Very easy fix too.

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by Teakay


                    I replaced the whole panel that the pie hatches were inserted into with a piece of starboard with beveled corners and 2 stainless steel cam latches from boat outfitters on my 97 221.



                    Is this what you used: https://www.boatoutfitters.com/gem-s...rine-cam-latch

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