F35 Hatches

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F35 Hatches

Postby kentmcl » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:51 am

Hi all,

This spring I purchased a 1995 F35 (Pedrick) - what a fabulous boat! Her five opening hatches need new gaskets but the previous owner replaced the lenses and I can't find a brand name. Surfing this forum turns up both Bowmar and Lewmar on various Freedoms, can anyone tell me what hatches were used on the mid-90's F35?

Many thanks,

Kent
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Re: F35 Hatches

Postby bobr » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:30 pm

Kent,

I have number 46, built the same year as yours. The hatches are by Bomar.

From the survey:

(1) Bomar, 21” x 21”, opening deck hatch, located
on the forward face of the cabin house.
(1) Bomar, 21” x 21”, opening deck hatch, located
in the center of the cabin house roof.
(4) Bomar, 9” x 9”, opening deck hatches, located
near the port and starboard edges of the cabin
house roof and just forward and aft of the traveler.
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Re: F35 Hatches

Postby kentmcl » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:14 pm

Hi Bob,

Many thanks! Mine is Hull 34.

Cheers,

Kent
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Re: F35 Hatches

Postby kentmcl » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:55 pm

Interesting footnote on this one: although Bob and I both have 1995 F35s, my hatches turned out to be Lewmar Trimports while Bob has Bowmars. The specific model of the Lewmars would suggest they were original equipment so apparently Freedom used multiple sources.

I've also learned that Hatchmasters in Norwalk, CT is a source for gaskets, parts, and refurbishing of discontinued hatches such as mine.
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Re: F35 Hatches

Postby Ereiss » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:16 pm

I sent one of my hatches to Hatchmasters a year ago. They did a wonderful job replacing the very crazed lens and making it good as new. Highly recommend.
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Re: F35 Hatches

Postby philipl » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:59 pm

Ed,

How much did HatchMasters charge to refurbish the hatch? My small forward starboard hatch is leaking.

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Re: F35 Hatches

Postby Ereiss » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:16 pm

I think it was around $300 ish including lens, gasket, and a bit of other hardware. It was the big hatch on the main saloon.
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