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Fiberglass hatch covers
|Author||Topic: Fiberglass hatch covers|
posted 03-31-2003 05:16 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 04-02-2003 06:18 PM ET (US)
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
posted 04-03-2003 09:14 PM ET (US)
Thanks, never thought of that. How do you make the surface not slippery?
posted 04-03-2003 10:32 PM ET (US)
I have the same boat and have ordered "Starboard" sections. They have a sim-nonskid texture, but you can't paint them. Rolf
posted 04-04-2003 09:53 PM ET (US)
Thanks, the starboard material looks perfect. What color did you order?
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