Replacing Hatch lenses and gaskets

All of the hatches on our boat have crazing in the lenses.

We decide to replace the lenses and gaskets. After a little searching on the inter web for replacement lenses I discovered a few options.

  1. That there are companies that you can send the hatch to for refurbishing. ($180 to $400 per hatch)
  2. You can buy OEM replacement lenses and do it yourself. ($150 to$300 per hatch)
  3. Buy the acrylic and cut and replace lenses ourselves. ($10 to $36 per hatch)

Well you can probably guess we went with option 3.  Considering we could buy all the acrylic we needed for the price of one of our large lens.

Windows with new gaskets and lenses.

 

Working on chore list

Chore list update.

Replace hatch glass and gaskets completed

• Install air conditioning/heating unit —-electrical and plumbing completed waiting on delivery of refrigerator to complete installing

• Haul out and paint bottom

• Repair fiberglass and paint top

• Install water purifier

• Install new fridge—-electrical and plumbing completed waiting on delivery of refrigerator to complete installing

• Install new cook top

• Install floor

• Install LED lights and fans

• Install 2nd holding tank

Sew new stack pack completed

• Sew dingy chaps

Sew sheet bags completed

• Sew sun shade

• Re-cover settee

• Add A/C and 12 volt receptacles

• Anchor windless

• Add steps to aft beds, to cabin roof and cockpit

• Check thru hulls

• Buy and install grill

• Install swim ladder

• Add hand rails to the scoops

• Install inverter

• Install portable freezer

• Tighten lifelines

• Order new sails

• Replace VHF radios

• Replace running rigging

• Get and mount generator

There are many more little items but we have a LOT to do.