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    Forward escape hatch hinge cracked

    On my 2655 the wife opened the hatch past the 90 degrees it says not to and now one of the white plastic hinges is snapped. The hinge looks to be molded into the trim for the hatch. Has anyone fabricated a fix for this or is a $$$ complete replacement in the cards for me

    #2
    Complete replacement needed. Been there done that
    Port: Sassafras River Georgetown, MD Bayliner 2000 2855 7.4

    http://www.chart.state.md.us/video/v...50fa36c4235c0a

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      #3
      Complete replacement. The hatch manufacturers don’t keep records of their designs and make limited spare parts.
      P/C Pete
      Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
      1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
      Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
      1980 Encounter Sunbridge "Misty Blue" (Sold)
      MMSI 367770440
      1972 Chevrolet Nova Frame off Resto-mod in the garage
      Boating on the Salish Sea since 1948

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        #4
        You may find a replacement here:

        http://pompanettellc.com/product-category/hatches/

        1998 BL Ciera 2655 Sunbridge LX (Special Edition)
        "Sea Flights"
        5.7L 2bbl w/Thunderbolt Ignition and raw water cooling
        A​​​​​​lpha I Gen II Sterndrive/1.45:1 gears
        M15.25 X 15P Black Max prop
        MFG Extra's - A/C, Fresh Water Engine Flush port, HWH and Windlass
        Docks @ Punta Gorda, Florida

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          #5
          well if I have nothing to lose I'll try to drill tiny holes in the top of the hinge and put in 2 thin stainless screws... then if that fails I'll curse the manufacturer, just like Whale, who makes terrible designs... or looking back they make great designs that purposely fail and force you to buy more of their product.

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            #6
            FWIW - the starboard closing handle snapped off of mine. Right where the turret section is molded on the farm (not the black handle part). Long story short I tried a bit of PVC cement which didn't hold up well. Then tried some epoxy. It failed. The tried an epoxy for plastics and so far it is holding. That joint takes a beating when opening/closing.

            Did your hinge break at one of the external dogs? I understand your wanting to attempt at least a short term fix. Best of luck in resolving it.

            BTW - Google UV glue! It may be a good permanent fix.
            1998 BL Ciera 2655 Sunbridge LX (Special Edition)
            "Sea Flights"
            5.7L 2bbl w/Thunderbolt Ignition and raw water cooling
            A​​​​​​lpha I Gen II Sterndrive/1.45:1 gears
            M15.25 X 15P Black Max prop
            MFG Extra's - A/C, Fresh Water Engine Flush port, HWH and Windlass
            Docks @ Punta Gorda, Florida

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              #7
              just ordered some UV glue, never heard of it, will give it a good review

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