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 Post subject: Play in Handle of Deck Hatch
PostPosted: 07 May 2018 11:48 
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Midshipman

Joined: 16 Mar 2007 16:10
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Closing up the boat yesterday I noticed a lot of " play", very loose on one of my interior handles for my forward deck hatch. The other handle is very tight. I didn't have time to further investigate, running late.

I think my hatches are original, having new lexan replaced in 2002 and possibly be Atkins Hoyle (?).
This may be an elementary question, is there a way to adjust, tighten the handle for better hatch engagement?

Thanks in advance for any and all advice on this issue.

Nick.
S/V Angela Mia
Hull #336
Lake Superior.


 
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 Post subject: Re: Play in Handle of Deck Hatch
PostPosted: 07 May 2018 17:33 
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Skipper

Joined: 21 Oct 2006 15:36
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If they are AH, you adjust using the nylon washes that are on the closing latch shafts. The challenge is getting the large aluminum knobs off. If I recall, the knobs are attached to the SS closing latches with set screws that have a tendency freeze up.

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 Post subject: Re: Play in Handle of Deck Hatch
PostPosted: 07 May 2018 19:15 
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Midshipman

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Jim,

I'll be back at the boat this weekend and try messing with the knobs. I did notice a few white washers on the latch handles.
So perhaps it is A. H. Hatch.
I hope this is adjustable- fixable.
Thanks for your advice and I'll let you know what happens.

Regards,
Nick.
S/V Angela Mia
Hull# 336
Lake Superior.


 
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 Post subject: Re: Play in Handle of Deck Hatch
PostPosted: 07 May 2018 21:05 
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Tactictian

Joined: 16 May 2009 08:06
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It might be that the gasket is toast on one side.


 
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