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Old 21 May 2004, 13:56   #11
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Lewmar or equivalent hatches on foredeck of yachts take quite a hammering when racing, crew leaping about setting spinnakers, anchors etc.
I've never known one to give way when i'm on the foredeck sorting out a mess usually in a hurry.
Most foredeck hatches are 500x500mm (sized for escape and stowing sails),
even at this size they stand up to quite a pounding.
You can get them in tinted shades.

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Old 21 May 2004, 14:03   #12
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OKay some great advice for me to review over the weekend...

When i said budget, i meant i'm not going to spend 500 on a hatch - anyone any idea how much these 'lewmars' are?

Pete, the fuel tank is 8', yes 8' long and runs from right where i would want to put a front hatch to a few inches infront of where i am going to have to put it. It's 220li, how large was yours?

It's not such a bad thing because the boat tends to be bow heavy anyway so weight aft is a good thing.
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Old 21 May 2004, 15:56   #13
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Daniel, it was a standard 130 L tank and fitted under the console and down through the deck. You could make Iceland with that thing!

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Old 21 May 2004, 17:37   #14
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Plymouth > Scillies > Plymouth without refueling as it happens (well we did stick 50 worth in to be safe, but could have made it)
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Sorry to interrupt...

Daniel, do you read your PMs? Cos you've had one from me since 10th May and apparenty you haven't read it! Now I know you've been busy but...
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Old 22 May 2004, 05:34   #16
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Hi Daniel what a fine looking boat!
Well I would like to do the same to my Osprey but I would agree with Pete that the hull is very shallow at that point & going for-woulds of the console would give you allot more room!
I liked the look of this hatch & a cracking price (I would hope that is the only cracking!)

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"The hatch came from International Marine Supplies http://www.internationalmarinesupplies.co.uk .

It was the "IMS 861 - Twin handled hatch. 37cm x 37.5cm Overall 28.9cm x 28.3cm Hole cut out." It cost 26.02 Reatail inc.

Its shock and pressure resistant too which is good as no doubt a dive cylinder will be bounced off it at some point. I did jump up and down on it to test it and it didn't break "
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