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Screens on hatch.

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, In : Hatches 
I had to install a hatch screen, in order to attach a different piece.  Looks great.
Notice the build up around the window.  I replaced all the old wood, but then leveled things out and built up the area with epoxy in an attempt to make it look like it was meant to be that way.  Again....looks great from far away.

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Main Hatches all redone

Posted by Bryan on Monday, July 2, 2012, In : Hatches 
The old hatches have been completely redone.  The old windows had lost their luster after 30 years.  New Lewmar hatches with hydraulic locking positions. 

 The inside of the hull had to be modified slightly to fit the new windows, but more importantly, I wanted to get rid of the old wooden frame around the window.  I took off the old wood, all the old caulk and part of the hull with it.  Then build up fiberglass to make the inside of the hull flat so I could mount new Lewmar screens.  I did no...
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Bryan Haas

Please feel free to contact me! I grew up on the waters of the Chesapeake sailing and fishing. I was paid to work, sail, race, and sometimes live on a 51' Hinkley (they didn't really need to pay me but they offered!). I am a high school science teacher who likes to learn by doing. Used to teach at "The Sound School" in New Haven Ct. Check it out, the most amazing on- the- water school there is. I have rebuilt smaller boats from scratch, but nothing on this scale. This is an adventure. All help is greatly appreciated.

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