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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:48 am 
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Does anyone know where I can get a port side hatch cover?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:35 pm 
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I'm not sure if there is a difference between the port or starboard covers. In either case I would be tempted to make them myself. I'm not saying this would work, but create a mold from your good one, by first spraying it down with mold release. Make a bed of modeling clay, smash the existing lid into it and then carefully remove it w/ out distortion. Spray the impression with mold release again. Spray or paint the impression with gelcoat. Lay in some fiberglass cloth, resin and repeat. Pop the cover out of the mold, trim the edges, buff out the gelcoat and pat yourself on the back.

You might have to use some elastomeric paint and cloth to make your initial impression, or even break down and buy a mold making kit.

I know the above is overly simplified, but making your own is doable...

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:45 pm 
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Extremely oversimplified!

I bought a new screw in hatch for my 18 for like 14 bucks at WestMarine.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:50 pm 
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Fyi... the large hatch cover (fiberglass with locking lever) is in stock at Hobie Cat USA.

We have one.

36370001 HATCH COVER ASSY H21C

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:26 pm 
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There ya go, just go buy one! :D

Sorry Matt, I just figured there'd be slim pickings for any SC parts anymore.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:33 am 
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Thanks very much Matt.

I will order it right away!

-Jeff


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