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Todd j

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Escape hatch for cuddy
« on: December 26, 2019, 10:30:20 PM »
Whats everyone else doing?   I just ordered a couple hatches for the cuddy sole and anchor locker.  The least expensive one Ive seen so far is around 350$.  Im going with the Newport style cuddy and would like to keep it low profile

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Re: Escape hatch for cuddy
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2019, 06:33:07 AM »

Just make sure you make it big enough to get out of ... for me, a 24" square would be difficult but not impossible.  Anyway, I'll let others respond.  Just my thoughts for what it's worth.

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Re: Escape hatch for cuddy
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2019, 07:56:33 AM »
I went with bomar low profile, I believe it was 27x27

Here is a good deal on one:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/BOMAR-N1047-10C-BAP-HATCH-27-31-X-28-31/372157630550?hash=item56a652c856:g:rO4AAOSwFytaJZR6

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Re: Escape hatch for cuddy
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2019, 08:02:51 AM »
I went with a Lewmar 44. It is 22x22 and plenty big for me to get out. $384. Very nice hatch.

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Re: Escape hatch for cuddy
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2019, 09:23:36 AM »
I guess Im not missing anything.  Gonna have to bite the bullet and open up my wallet.  24 x 24 would be plenty big.  I might squeeze out of a 20 x 20 in a pinch. 

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Re: Escape hatch for cuddy
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2019, 12:37:10 PM »
Well, I am embarrassed to say I paid $999.95 for one, and its a 24" opening..


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Re: Escape hatch for cuddy
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2019, 12:46:52 PM »
Well, I am embarrassed to say I paid $999.95 for one, and its a 24" opening..

Aye yi yi!!!  I should be put on your Christmas list for sure.... :D :D :D

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Re: Escape hatch for cuddy
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2019, 04:23:05 PM »
Dont be embarrassed.   It it what it is!  Ya, I been shittin little pink twinkies for two days!   I want something I can get out of quickly. 

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Re: Escape hatch for cuddy
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2019, 06:56:17 AM »
Dont be embarrassed.   It it what it is!  Ya, I been shittin little pink twinkies for two days!   I want something I can get out of quickly.

It's a small cost compared to the overall project and safety is worth paying for (and so are leak-proof quality hatches!).

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Re: Escape hatch for cuddy
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2019, 10:21:50 AM »
 "Aye yi yi!!! "  Made me laugh, at the time I thought it was a good deal since those hatches sell new for 1700.   

Bomar and Lewmar size 70 and 77 are high end hatches and the price really jumps when you go up the the 27x27 almost double from the 24"

I see why people opt to build their own. I just searched on ebay for Lewmar 70 and am shocked at the prices and found nothing on the Lewmar 77

It all adds up so quickly
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Re: Escape hatch for cuddy
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2019, 12:08:51 PM »
Ya me too.  Its like a unicorn or something

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Re: Escape hatch for cuddy
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2020, 10:48:12 PM »
Lewmar 70 hatches have come down in price on defender marine and Lewmar factory outlet.  Just north of 600$