The Bomar hatch in our main saloon is 12 x 15 and was working fine, until…. Well we were sailing along and we opened the hatch to allow better are ventilation. All was good until we gybed. The boomvang was too loose and ripped the top hatch part right off the base. Now the top part could have been replaced if damaged, but no, we broke the hinge of the aluminum based which is not sold separately. We purchased the complete hatch and proceed to install it.
Step 1 – Obstacle one, the hatch was epoxied into place by one of the previous owners.