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tomroe posted 03-31-2003 05:16 PM ET (US)   Profile for tomroe   Send Email to tomroe  
I have a 1978 20' Outrage. The wooden hatch covers on the forward deck area are shot. I have seen fiberglass covers but don't know if they are available commercially or if they have been homemade. Any help would be appreciated.
awlgrip2 posted 04-02-2003 06:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for awlgrip2  Send Email to awlgrip2     
Try one-inch pvc sheet. More than strong enough for that size of span. You can radius the edges with a router and prime/paint to match. Many custom boat builders are using it for rod racks, small hatch covers and the such. Once painted it looks like molded fiberglass. Good Luck
tomroe posted 04-03-2003 09:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for tomroe  Send Email to tomroe     
Thanks, never thought of that. How do you make the surface not slippery?
rolfwoods posted 04-03-2003 10:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for rolfwoods  Send Email to rolfwoods     
I have the same boat and have ordered "Starboard" sections. They have a sim-nonskid texture, but you can't paint them. Rolf
tomroe posted 04-04-2003 09:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for tomroe  Send Email to tomroe     
Thanks, the starboard material looks perfect. What color did you order?

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