Engine hatch hinges

What kind, options, etc.

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Tony Hain
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Engine hatch hinges

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I was wondering what other people have used for engine hatch hinges besides piano hinges. Pictures or webb links would be good. Thanks
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I am going to try to figure a way to use the Carolina Triple Hinge on my PB. You would have a one piece hatch that you could open from either side. They are designed for hot rods, but I see no reason they couldn't be used in a boat. You would have two release buttons in the boat, one on each side. You select which way you want the hatch to open and set up the releases to make that happen. These hinges would not be visible from the outside. The third option is to release both sides to completely remove the hatch. I want a set of these for sure.

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http://www.carolinacustom.com/pages/pro ... s_page.jsp

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If you are hinging along the curve of the deck, these are about the only choice, but they can also be used on a straight hinge line:
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This is one source for them, but they are carried by several suppliers: http://www.piersupply.com/Item/H90-0400
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On a curved hinge line, I think you can only use two hinges, but on a straight hinge line you could use more. Piano hinges kind of force you into hatch banding.
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The way I did it on a curve ( it would also work on a straight edge ) is with 2 pins through bronze bushings held by clips. When the hatch is opened the rear drops down as the front goes up. To Remove the hatch, remove the clips and close the hatch, then the pins can be removed from the rear cockpit and the hatch can be lifted off.
Cheap and simple.


You can see the ends of the pins in the corners of the hatch
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The back of the hatch drops down as the front goes up
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Rich,

That's totally cool!

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Thanks guys. Some very different but clever approaches to the problem. I think I will have to plot my butt in a chair, look at the hatch and opening and have a think.
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Tony

It's called "Chair & Cooler" (CNC) time. :)

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