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Galley Hatch Supports

Postby sid » Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:58 am

I’ve enjoyed the threads on galley hatch supports and the many ideas that are out there. I haven’t seen any pictures posted like we did ours, so I thought it might give some others a new idea.

We used one inch red oak we had left over, hinged them at the bottom and just fold them down. One hinge is mounted slightly higher than the other so they will overlap when folded. We drilled a hole in the side of the hatch and used lynch pins at the top so when they are up they are secure. They are very solid. We do not plan on skinning the inside of the hatch, so it works great for us.

Hinge in the down position.
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Hinge in the up position.
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Top with lynch pin installed.
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Close up of lynch pin.
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Supports folded down.
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And in the up position.
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We had bought some of the nice mechanical supports, but liked the look of the wood supports better, and they are more solid.

Hope this helps!

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Postby Miriam C. » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:14 am

:beautiful:
Thank you for sharing that just as I was waisting my morning planning the galley. :roll: I guess I can go back to work now. :lol: :hammer:

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Postby Mark » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:26 am

Nice clean look, very simple. I like them.
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Postby Chris C » Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:56 am

Sid,

I've seen a lot of hatch supports. You've done a real KISS on this one. :thumbsup: Thanks for passing this one on. :applause:
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Postby riverfront » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:12 pm

Great idea, great design, great pictures - All I can say is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby dwgriff1 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:53 pm

Thanks for the idea.

I saw a tear where the builder had used legs, but hinged them the other way, from the hatch.

As you lift the hatch they followed along the deck to sit in pockets. To put them down you pushed them to the center and they slid along.

I do like the pin to hold it together.

I'll borrow widely!! I jsut built the hatch for mine!

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Postby Ira » Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:47 pm

What the heck is that linch pin thingy, and where do you get it?
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Postby sid » Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:03 pm

Hey Ira,

They are about 1/4 inch thick straight pin with a pliable wire hook that loops over the end after you put it through the hole. It 's like a safety catch to keep it from coming out accidently. Lowe's has them in the hardware section in their specialty drawers in different lengths and diameters.

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Postby Ken A Hood » Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:09 pm

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There also available at trailer suppy stores. They're used to hold the jack stand/wheel on the trailer jack.
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Postby Ira » Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:18 pm

Oy...now you really complicated the issue for me:

I already have rounded broomsticks for this task, STAINED no less.
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Postby Bodyman » Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:28 pm

Sid
I like your galley Great job!!!
Is that 3/4' aluminum channel on your galley sides?
Where did you get it?
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Postby madjack » Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:53 pm

Randy...not Sid, but around here 3/4"X8'X1/16 channel is available from all the box stores and most hardware stores...it is a common item...we ripped the legs down to 1/4" and annealed it...makes a fine trim....
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Postby sid » Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:31 am

Thanks for all the kind comments.

Randy, that is 1/2 inch channel. My sides are 3/8 ply, plus a 1/16th of polymax on each side = 1/2 inch. It made the galley curve just fine with no annealing. I picked it up at Home Depot.

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Postby Melvin » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:19 am

Ken A Hood wrote:There also available at trailer suppy stores. They're used to hold the jack stand/wheel on the trailer jack.


You can get better quality pins at farm supply places, they are used with 3 point hitches.
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Postby Melvin » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:28 am

Forgot to say that that is a good implementation of a prop rod. Did you consider offesting the hinges forward and back instead of vertically? If yes what decided you to go vertical?
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