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Old 06-16-2006, 08:43 AM
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Cracked the cabin hatch ontop of the deck the other day while I was buffing the deck. I was going to replace the whole hatch but they are $400 from Bomar to replace. Does anyone know what type of plastic they use? Thinking of just getting a replacement plastic cover and be done with it.
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High Molecular Weight(HMW) Polyethylene or Ultra HMW PE should work nicely. It's a tough, durable plastic that comes in sheets(natural color is an opaque white). I'm pretty sure that's what my Bomar hatches were made of.

Check here: http://www.thecuttingboardfactory.com
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Might also give Wolfs Marine a try out of Benton Harbor MI. From what Ive heard they have a scrapyard over there, may be able to pick up a used one. Their number is 269-926-1068, or www.wolfsmarine.com.
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High Molecular Weight(HMW) Polyethylene or Ultra HMW PE should work nicely. It's a tough, durable plastic that comes in sheets(natural color is an opaque white). I'm pretty sure that's what my Bomar hatches were made of.

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hmpe= HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYETHYLENE
HDPE= high density polyethylene..
they both will warp with heat..........try lexan or clear rigid pvc............m.m............we make the prop cases out of HDPE...............................mark........... .p.s.......if you need poly let me know what color and size...............m.m.........
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BOMAR...spagenameZWDVW

This ebay auction claims that Bomar hatches are acrylic.
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Polyethylene plastic is characterized by toughness, near-zero moisture absorption, excellent chemical resistance, excellent electrical chemical resistance, excellent electrical insulating properties, low coefficient of friction, and ease of processing. Polyethylene plastics are classified by density and the primary differences are in rigidity, heat resistance, chemical resistance, and ability to sustain loads. In general, as density increases, hardness, heat resistance, stiffness, and resistance to permeability increase.

Crystalline melting point of the material is 267 F. Recommended maximum service temperature is about 200 F.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BOMAR...spagenameZWDVW

This ebay auction claims that Bomar hatches are acrylic.
It very well might be. I hate the stuff, though. It's brittle and it cracks.
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ge lexan is bullet proof...............mark..........poly warps and grows in heat ..........mark........
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I was sure they were made out of plutonium, with the prices they charge for a new one, , I know a guy who knows a guy in texas who rebuilds or makes custom hatches pretty cheap,I will get his number if you are interested. Mine were cracked, so I just took out a few small fiber glass matt strips and some resin and put mine back together and sprayed them, came out reall good. so if you have to replace it anyway, give repairing it yourself a try, its fun, the fumes make you feel good for a while , and who knows you might actually like your work.
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