Author Topic: Change an Access Hatch into a Storage Hatch A winter project  (Read 228 times)

JMB

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In the standup shower, there is an access hatch, screwed into the side of the shower stall. This access hatch enables you to check the port side forward scupper thru hull, some water lines and an air conditioning hose.


By adding 1 3/8 teak battens to the edge of the hatch, along with 2 piano hinge sections, the hatch evolved into a storage hatch. The toughest challenge was finding and installing 2 stainless steel latches that would keep it secure and not rattle.


As you can see, another pilothouse owner has done a more elaborate wooden trim.



My storage hatch now holds paper towels and dog food.


« Last Edit: July 02, 2018, 02:16:54 PM by JMB »
John Ballinger
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Re: Change an Access Hatch into a Storage Hatch A winter project
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 08:31:03 AM »
A great improvement to the dozen or so screws that the factory used to hold the panel in place. Besides being tedious to remove they tended to strip the fiberglass holes.
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Re: Change an Access Hatch into a Storage Hatch A winter project
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 09:15:11 AM »
Do you have any photos? I'd like to follow along. Seems like a cool idea!
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Re: Change an Access Hatch into a Storage Hatch A winter project
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2018, 07:06:42 AM »
I don't have any with the door open

But while we are in the shower I can show off. I had a plastic mirror made so I can shave in the shower.
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Re: Change an Access Hatch into a Storage Hatch A winter project
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2018, 09:04:02 AM »
Haha,
That is always helpful!!
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