Hatch alignment

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Hatch alignment

Postby rainjer » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:58 am

I think this question was lost in my othe post about my hatch.

How do you keep the galley hatch centered in the opening if you use a hurricane hinge?

I was thinling of useing some nylon tapered blocks at the top & bottom.

Any other ideas?
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Postby Gage » Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:29 am

I just stuck a screw in one end to act as a stop. I trimed off a little of the end of the flange common to the hatch ( just the part that is up in the 'C'). You don't even notice the screw.


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Postby rainjer » Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:31 pm

I was wondering if that would work. I had a canopy on my truck they did that with.
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Postby asianflava » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:41 pm

rainjer wrote:I was wondering if that would work. I had a canopy on my truck they did that with.


I wouldn't be suprised if it is the exact same hinge.
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Postby doug hodder » Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:53 pm

Rainjer...I'm thinking about making a couple of small wedges of polycarb/nylon, but a hardwood like maple will work...attach them to the sides up near the hinge on the interior wall, a low profile wedge will center the galley hatch as it closes and no visible screw on the exterior, but Gage is right, it wouldn't be that noticeable, just an idea....Doug
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Postby IndyTom » Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:25 am

If you want to use a screw, but don't want it to show, use a grub screw. I would look like you had designed it that way from the start.

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