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Offline Wayne J

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Need to replace cracked plexiglass on my front hatch CP19/3
« on: November 29, 2016, 05:19:44 PM »
My front hatch is badly cracked and has been glued several times.  I am going to try to find a replacement piece of plexiglass and repair myself.  Any tips/suggestions?

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Re: Need to replace cracked plexiglass on my front hatch CP19/3
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2016, 05:34:20 PM »
Hey Wayne:
That pretty much looks like the hatches on our  C-27.  I have replaced the clear part twice, once with plexiglass
 and once with glass.  Just took off the hatch a local window repair company (Register's Glass) replaced it.
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Re: Need to replace cracked plexiglass on my front hatch CP19/3
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2016, 08:14:10 PM »
Thanks  Charlie!
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Re: Need to replace cracked plexiglass on my front hatch CP19/3
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2016, 09:28:23 AM »
Wayne J: You are welcome.  Remember to be very careful what you clean the hatches and / or treat the gaskets with.....I was very upset when I etched the new Lexan hatches with the silicon spray. 

The glass has been working out well.

The same folks also fabricated and replaced the port glass(s).  The originals were badly yellowed.  very happy with price and product.

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Re: Need to replace cracked plexiglass on my front hatch CP19/3
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2016, 10:51:50 AM »
What is the cost for replacing the hatch glass?  I am curious because mine has a small crack and it is starting to leak a little bit.
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Re: Need to replace cracked plexiglass on my front hatch CP19/3
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2016, 12:30:04 PM »
Not on my 23 but on a boat of the past, a Columbia 8.7 I reglazed the hatch and all the port material.  I used Lexan (polycarbonate) but I'm told that Plexiglass (Acrylic) might be a better choice.  I just bought a sheet of the stuff and made all the pieces.  Works easily with woodworking machinery with which I'm blessed.

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Re: Need to replace cracked plexiglass on my front hatch CP19/3
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2016, 01:34:56 PM »
Hey HeaveToo:
Both hatches cost $167.34 or a mere .18 BU's.
The large port glass cost $35 and the smaller port glass $25 each.
They installed the glass in the frames in their shop.  I removed and replaced the frames on the boat.

Brackish is correct, were I to use Lexan or Plexiglass again, I would cut out the pieces myself.  However the glass should last another 30 years without replacement, barring any errant blocks or winch handles.

regards charlie