[C38] Great help
hlhowell at pacbell.net
Sun Nov 6 15:32:35 EST 2005
OOPS, forgot one more measurement:
11. Depth of the spiggot, from the inside edge of the spiggot to the
top edge of the ondeck opening.
I will follow this up with some drawings sometime tomorrow. I
am no draftsman, and I will be using paint to do this, so keep your
wisecracks down on my artistry ;-)
Les Howell Technical Specialist, Teradyne (retired) hlhowell at pacbell.net IM:
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From: "Les Howell" <hlhowell at pacbell.net>
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Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2005 10:59 AM
Subject: Re: [C38] Great help
> We Have it down to two. Jess is going to get price and delivery for both
> and then I will choose one and go for it. I'll let you know.
> I was really surprised at the number of hatch styles available, and the
> differing specs. There is even one that "vents", but I don't think I want
> that, because to me venting means water inside at some point.
> Both models are cast aluminum (as our originals are), but the model on
> our boats is no longer available. One is standard anodized with dark
> as standard glazing. The other is powder coated black or white with smoke
> glazing as standard. (Crossing fingers and hoping for a good price XX).
> I was really dumb about hatches, so it took a bit of figuring for Jess
> to explain the required measurements. And some terminology (did you know
> that the part of a hatch frame that extends down into the deck is called a
> spiggot?). But we got it. By the way for those contemplating such a
> change, the measurements that are necessary are:
> 1. hatch cover outer dimension.
> 2. Deck flange outer dimension (from one edge at the deck to the
> other edge at the deck).
> 3. Interior opening width and length.
> 4. Spiggot width and length (from the outer dimension. In our
> boats the interior trim goes outside of the spiggot, so from trim to trim
> across the hatch opening. Look carefully at how it is assembled and you
> see it.
> 5. Interior trim width (new trim will have to be as wide or wider.
> 6. Clearance if you wish to put in a larger hatch. For our head
> hatches, they are near the "partners" that support the mast, with only 6"
> between the aft end of the hatch and the forward side of the mast. I
> expect the partner member to be at least 4" and probably 6" to handle the
> strain of our tall rigs.
> 7. Closed cover height above the deck.
> 8. One support or two.
> 9. Color of flange and trim (off white for ours)
> 10. color of glazing. There are a lot of colors available in some
> Hope this helps.
> I'll send the two model numbers and tell which one I chose later.
> Les H
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