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Old 08-14-2014, 08:18 AM
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Engine hatch blew off on highway.

Last night I was planning on taking the boat to the landing which is about 10 minutes from the house. As soon as I pulled out of the neighborhood the engine hatch got some wind under it and blew off landing in the highway. By the time I turned around a few cars had driven over it pretty much destroying the whole thing. Luckily I didn't do any damage to the boat.

I got lazy and didn't make sure the latch was secure before I left so a lesson learned. Now is the hard part of trying to source a replacement or find someone to make me a new one. The aluminum honeycomb is all bent up so I'm going to need to find a new piece. I'm kind of thinking about making a 3 piece so I can get into the lockers without raising the whole hatch. Hopefully I can get this taking care of soon and back on the water.

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Old 08-14-2014, 08:50 AM
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Sorry to hear about this. That sucks. Good luck getting it fixed.
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:53 AM
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Had this happen a few seasons ago with my rear seat. Turn around and see my rear seat flying through the air on the highway. Pulled over and ran out just in time to see an Ahole run it over right in front of me.

Yours doesn't look like it has anything special as far as color or material. Most local upholstery shops should be able to spit that out quickly. Atleast its still functional. Mine was split into pieces
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:10 AM
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Had this happen a few seasons ago with my rear seat. Turn around and see my rear seat flying through the air on the highway. Pulled over and ran out just in time to see an Ahole run it over right in front of me.

Yours doesn't look like it has anything special as far as color or material. Most local upholstery shops should be able to spit that out quickly. Atleast its still functional. Mine was split into pieces
All the mounting hardware is destroyed and the whole thing is warped. Maybe it'll be an easier repair then I think.
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:24 AM
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I had a link to a place where you could buy the aluminum sub-straight but can't seem to find it. If no one ends up posting a source PM Sodar, he's who hooked me up with the source a couple years back.

edit: found it.

http://www.portafab.com/alum-on-alum.html
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:24 AM
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Ah coffee hasn't kicked in and just looked at the picture and read no damage to the boat. There have been a few folks who have converted theres to a 3 piece and I know Viper customs has done a few.

Viper won't get you done fast enough to enjoy enough of the season is my honest opinion.

When my rear seat was destroyed I replaced it with ply I glassed. Worked fine. Heavier than the honeycomb obviously.

If you want a quicker fix

The hardware should be avail @ greatlakes skipper
shocks @ midwest MC or local autostore
add local upholstery shop and you are gold
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:38 AM
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A local airplane repair place might be able to help out. They deal with lightweight honeycomb aluminum all the time.
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:24 AM
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More pictures.

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Old 08-14-2014, 11:26 AM
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:26 PM
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Just the tip huh lol
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