Am replacing the fore hatch, to open forward, and tried a Lewmar Medium Profile. It would not lie flat, it hit the coaming. What hatch can I use that will open forward and clear the coaming to lie flat on the fore deck.
Jim.. I have some hatch work to do also as I have the low profile hatch installed but as you say it doesn’t lay flat and somebody stepped on it and cracked the plexi. Would you have a picture of the flange you used to make it lay flat?
I’ll be adding to the flange on my boat during it’s remodel. I’ll document with pictures! It appears the hump in front of the hatch is too high for the lid to lay flat. I’ll be adding to the flange to get the hatch up to the same plane. Should be within the next couple weeks.
Gene, I’ll see about a photo this evening. I found some 5/8″? hard polyester/glass strand foam board which some use for bulkheads. Cut 3/4 strips glued at corners w/ small inside triangles, cut & shaped the corners and glassed w/ epoxy. Then glassed to old hatch opening and installed new hatch. One could use wood too.