Hatches

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by 42 below, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. 42 below
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    42 below Junior Member

    Hi all,
    Can I please get help with putting down aluminum hatches on a steel deck !
    The boat is all painted. All ideas will be welcomed
    :idea:

    Thanks
     
  2. micspoko
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    micspoko Senior Member

  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    It is relatively simple. All it takes is a neoprene gasket to prevent the metals from touching. Also, there is a grease that helps isolating too. Most hatch companies sell it.
     
  4. 42 below
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    42 below Junior Member

    Thanks :0)
     

  5. MikeJohns
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    MikeJohns Senior Member

    It's very common to have alloy and wooden hatches on a steel deck. The coaming is steel not Triclad. As Gonzo says the touching part is the gasket. At the hinge you can simply use grease or if you want a dry hinge bush it with one of the bearing plastics like HDPFE.
     
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