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    Replacing hatch - Bayliner 2355 Ciera 1997 model

    Hi All
    We are looking to replace the hatch cover on our Bayliner 2355 Ciera which was built in 1997.
    The hatch leaks in heavy rain and has damaged the roof lining so hoping a replacement will fix this.
    We are struggling to find the make and model for the hatch cover, does anyone know what this is or who supplies these.
    we are based in the United Kingdom so looking for UK stockists or someone who delivers to the UK.
    many thanks
    New to boating and in the process of purchasing our first Bayliner for use on the inland waterways around London

    #2
    the seal can be replaced in almost any hatch, which is the most affordable way to go if the rest of the hatch and frame is in good shape....

    Im not sure who the manufacture was of the hatch you have now, but Ive replaced quite a few and I just find one that has the same exterior FRAME dimensions and install it.... dont go by the measurement of the hatch cover itself because depending on the manufacture, some covers are larger than the frame and some are smaller than the frame (or the same size) and you need one with a frame that is nearly the same size as the frame you have....

    maybe you were hoping to just replace the cover itself, but for the cost of just an opening cover, you can buy a better quality hatch complete, and install it. there are many new and used listed on ebay, where I have purchased many new display models for around 100-150 dollars... good deals can be had if you have patience and like to shop around.... but I would check into a new gasket for the one you have first...


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      #3
      Hatches are easy. Size and 3m adhesives. Fiberglass is easy to cut. Why would you replace a crappy plastic hatch with the same thing. Measure, find the same hatch (bomar/lumar) or slightly larger, trim the hole if needed, bed with 3m 4000, and enjoy the easiest upgrade you can make to your boat. Portlights are almost as easy
      Tally and Vicki
      "Wickus" Meridian 341
      MMSI 338014939

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        #4
        Talman, thanks for the idea. On mine the window broke and the previous owner superglued an oversized piece of plexiglass on top of it. Gotta modify his repair....

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          #5
          Hi Centerline2 thank you that is really useful. We are thinking replacing the hatch would be better in the long run, plus we'd prefer one with a darker screen. Are there any brands you would recommend specifically for Bayliners? We measured the hatch and its 57cm in length and width and roughly 8cm deep.
          Thanks
          New to boating and in the process of purchasing our first Bayliner for use on the inland waterways around London

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