{Stus-List} Removal of A&H Hatch

Jim Watts jimwatts at shaw.ca
Mon Jun 29 09:20:18 CDT 2009

My A&H hatches were attached with screws and bedded in butyl. Sounds like some idiot used something like 5200 to glue them down. Those bits of white plastic could be epoxy used to fill the former screw holes. 
You may be able to get something like a high E guitar string under the frame enough to cut through the black goop, or you could try Anti-bond 2015 to break down the goop. Good luck.

Jim Watts
Paradigm Shift
C&C 35 Mk III
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Drew & Mary Adair 
  To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com 
  Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 3:01 AM
  Subject: {Stus-List} Removal of A&H Hatch

  Hi Folks - 


  I have two small Atkins & Hoyle hatches (8x15) which developed leaks around the frames.  Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to remove the frames from the deck.  There are four holes in the top of the frames under which some sort of fasteners should be located.  Each of the holes is filled with hardened black "goo", but I can't seem to dig the goo out to get to a metal screw.  As I dug down with an ice pick, some small chips of a white plastic type substance, almost like hard epoxy, came out.  Is it possible these hatches were attached with plastic or resin fasteners?  This doesn't sound right to me, but I thought I would ask before I do any more excavation.  If anyone has any experience removing these hatches, I would appreciate their input.


  Drew Adair

  C&C 32




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