Originally Posted by J.W.W.
Who has a good advice for a deckhatch to be mounted in the floorboard?
We need a strong & watertight one for a reasonable price.
would suggest to get a 2nd hand Freeman or Baier aluminium hatch - have 2 in my boat and they are 100 pct watertight plus you can walk/ step on them without breaking the hatch and they provide good grip once you stand on them.
Alternatively but less good on 'grip' and also not 100 pct watertight would be a aluminium deck hatch (for example lewmar has them; these are ones with a window in it) but they are quite slippery if you are frequently standing on it. Maybe I have one still in the garage if that is of any interest (can check if you like)
Pricing of a Freeman or Baier new is most probably not your idea of reasonable (1400-1800 euros)
Actually found the 2 freeman hatches in our RIB via this forum so hopefully somebody has something in the backyard or garage ..... (?)