Hatch Gasket Material

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Hatch Gasket Material

Postby Pipercubfan » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:02 pm

What have you been using to replace the gasket material on the foredeck hatch ?

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Re: Hatch Gasket Material

Postby Busia » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:35 pm

Foam backer rod from the lumber yard. Get more than you think you need, glue it on with silicone caulk.
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Re: Hatch Gasket Material

Postby ddependo » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:45 am

Worked for me too.
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Re: Hatch Gasket Material

Postby bcassedy » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:01 am

And me. Got mine at Lowes.

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Re: Hatch Gasket Material

Postby carl » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:48 pm

The bow hatch on my Marinette is original, it was manufactured by Bomar and they are still in business. When I restored my hatch I called them and parts including gaskets and glue are available from them. I was able to purchase both directly from them and it was a perfect fit. Their customer service I thought was outstanding. I also learned that they recommend replacing the gasket every five years.
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Re: Hatch Gasket Material

Postby Pipercubfan » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:44 pm

I think my hatch is stamped Becksen a little hard to read it .The gasket material is a hard rubber and is measures apprx 3/8 X 5/16 with a hole through the center. I searched the internet but could not find this size material. The boat is a 1973 28 Hardtop express. . The rubber is still plyable but I would like to replace it if I can find a supplier. Are the cam locks on the hatch adjustable ? I just can't get them tight enough to keep the sun light from shining in around the hatch. If I turn them tighter they unlock. Any additional help.