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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
      MMSI 367770440

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        #4
        You may find a replacement here:

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

        2004 Monterey 282 Cruiser
        Twin Volvo Penta 5.0GXi-E
        SX-M 1.6gr Outdrives
        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.
            2004 Monterey 282 Cruiser
            Twin Volvo Penta 5.0GXi-E
            SX-M 1.6gr Outdrives
            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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                #8
                UV glue was a fail. Best of the glues I tried was epoxy for plastic hut it only lasted 3 weeks. I ordered a new 18.5 x 18.5 Jim Black hatch which is a direct replacement for a 2000 2655. I'll attempt to remove the old hatch next weekend. My plan is remove the 4 screw covers below, unscrew 4 screws, then cut the sealant around the hatch outside and pull up. Anyone else done this removal?

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                  #9
                  Sorry to hear that, but good on the JB hatch find. Your plan sounds good to me, but I haven't done mine as it is still holding. I did replace the starboard port light/hatch in the head and did as you are suggesting. After removing the old port light I cleaned around the area removing old caulking, applied 4200 and set the new unit in place. The admiral held it from the outside while I did the inside nuts/screws. After all were good and tight, cleaned excess 4200 from around the frame and done.
                  2004 Monterey 282 Cruiser
                  Twin Volvo Penta 5.0GXi-E
                  SX-M 1.6gr Outdrives
                  Docks @ Punta Gorda, Florida

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