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Message 13 of 13
Posted by member steve Hogwood on Tuesday 1 May 2018

Hi Kenny, thanks for that, we shall see how it goes over the season🙂.
Regards
Steve.

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Message 12 of 13
Posted by member steve Hogwood on Tuesday 1 May 2018

Hi Kenny, thanks for that, we shall see how it goes over the season🙂.
Regards
Steve.

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Message 11 of 13
Posted by member Kenny Clark on Tuesday 1 May 2018

Steve,
Looks like you have good solution to re model hinged hatch and have 'sun roof'. This also helps retain part of original Hardy design.

Regards,

Kenny

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Message 10 of 13
Posted by member steve Hogwood on Monday 30 April 2018

* Hi Dave Kenny and others interested, a photo of my skylight, it looks like I can only add 1at a time I have taken about half a dozen but I won’t put them up separately.
The acrylic sheet is a grey tint, holes drilled and countersunk fixed down with s/s screws and cap nuts.
The acrylic sheet has a double sided clear tape 40mmwidestuck around theunder sides which has a black rubber gasket also 40mm wide which has a silicon jointing compound on its underside which lays against the hatch cover that has been cut out to size and the screws lightly nipped upto sandwich it all together, I also renewed the trim inside which finishes it of very neatly, well I think so. I just popped down to take photos in this torrential rain and wind and no leaks so far.
The Regatta has a hinged hatch so I have the best of both worlds.

Steve

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Message 9 of 13
Posted by member Demelza on Monday 23 April 2018

Thanks, Kenny.

Will report my results when I get this done.

Regards

David

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Message 8 of 13
Posted by member Kenny Clark on Sunday 22 April 2018

David,
Screwed straight into surround. Pilot hole then used 16no. 1"x No10 s/s machine screws c/sunk with cups.

Double sided tape was very strong. After fixing tape to acrylic panel need to have 5mm spacers between surround and panel to get in position before contact. Can't remember brand of tape but it was 25m wide, heavy duty stuff, with some sort of fine mesh.

Was looking to seal junction of surround / acrylic with silicone, don't think this is required as no leaks as yet.

Regards,

Kenny

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Message 7 of 13
Posted by member Demelza on Sunday 22 April 2018

Kenny
This looks very good. I haven't started mine yet as STILL in the boat yard.

Couple of questions, Have you just screwed into the hatch surround or have you put some type of backing (wooden batten) under there ?. What brand of tape have you used ? Screw size ?

Many thanks
David

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Message 6 of 13
Posted by member Kenny Clark on Saturday 21 April 2018

* Steve, David,
Just replaced acrylic panel above helm. Sealed with double sided tape, screw & cup fixings.

Blow torch used to polish cut edges.

Kenny

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Message 5 of 13
Posted by member Demelza on Monday 12 March 2018

I'm planning to do this shortly. I will measure up the hatch and have the piece of acrylic shaped (rounded corners) and drilled by the supplier of the acrylic. I plan to attach with self tapping screws and seal with some type of silicon. This is not full planned yet but that's the outline. Hope that this helps.

Cheers

David

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Message 4 of 13
Posted by member Kenny Clark on Saturday 10 March 2018

Steve'
I used white silicone. It tends to be a bit messy, as you see this through acrylic . Replacing this year as looking faded. I bored holes by hand, Drilling by hand drilll bit tends to bite into acrylic and chip or crack, eventually causing bigger cracks to spread after weathering.

Going to use double sided tape with dome silicone when replacing acrylic panel. Would recommend fixed/machine drill to bore holes. Always allow a bit of clearance for screw fixing holes for any expansion/contraction.

Kenny

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Message 3 of 13
Posted by member steve Hogwood on Friday 9 March 2018

Hi Kenny thanks again, found the article, did you put any form of sealing between the acrylic and the gel
coat ?
Steve.

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Message 2 of 13
Posted by member Kenny Clark on Friday 9 March 2018

Steve,

Search 'Winter storage options' on message board from 2016. I used fixed panel acrylic rather than hinged version.

Kenny

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Message 1 of 13
Posted by member steve Hogwood on Wednesday 7 March 2018

A while back there was somebody who had done this I thought it was Kenny but I have searched the messages to no avail so if some has done this mod could they please get in touch. It doesn’t have to be a Regatta.
Thanks
Steve.

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