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Post by Ed White » Tue Apr 27, 2021 20:55 pm

Hi. I am looking to replace my badly worn door, as the tak is now breaking. Cna anyone advise where I acan buy a door, preferably in teak, or polycarbon depending on the price.
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Re: door

Post by harald » Tue Apr 27, 2021 21:11 pm

By door I suppose You're actually referring to the main hatch? Please ask Muovikilpi OY in Arabia / Hämeentie for a polycarbonate one.

Here are some measurements, without any guarantees;

https://www.fe83.org/gallery/index.php/ ... 641/luukku

I advise You to bring the old one with You.

Pictures of our new one in 2005: https://www.fe83.org/gallery/index.php/ ... 3/im000526
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Re: door

Post by alex » Tue Apr 27, 2021 21:22 pm

I have mine made out of polycarbonate. Acrylic is also a possibility. Polycarbonate is stronger, acrylic is more scratch-resistant and has better resistance to UV.

ETRA Megacenter (there are many, find the nearest one) has both acrylic and polycarbonate; they can also cut simple shapes to your dimensions.

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Re: door

Post by Ed White » Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:05 am

Many thanks for your suggestions. I have spoken with Etra, and have organised the cutting of a piece polycarbonate. :D

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Re: door

Post by harald » Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:57 am

I do suggest to go for a two-piece hatch where the split is horizontally in the middle. The hatch in polycarbonate is quite heavy and unweildly partly due to it being somewhat slippery when wet. It's easier to stow beside the ladder as well.

Also note that the polycarbonate is probably thinner than the old teak hatch so You have to either glue some strips of wood in the groove to make it tighter, or glue strips of polycarbonate onto the side of the hatch to make it fit snugly into the groove.
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