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Title: Hatch hinges?
Post by: tyro on February 08, 2018, 15:30:12 PM
Organising to get an engine cover and looking to buy some hinges any suggestions?

Would a pair these be OK?
http://discount-marine.co.nz/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=6942


googling threw up some fancy hidden jobs they look solid but not cheap (80US) and probably heavy http://www.whitewatermh.com/catalog/white-water/hinges/hidden-engine-hatch-hinge-long/
Title: Re: Hatch hinges?
Post by: Ross Goldsack - JBNZ Immediate Past President on February 08, 2018, 16:18:42 PM
Yep I like those hinges as it only takes 30 seconds to get the engine cover off.
Title: Re: Hatch hinges?
Post by: Jeff B on February 08, 2018, 16:43:51 PM
I have used those separating butterfly hinges on a couple of builds. Don't use them any more. Have had them pop apart on 2 separate occasions on 2 separate boats. I don't know how but they did pop and the cover came loose  they only engage by about 5mm.
They are handy for removing engine cover quickly(if running a rover  engine) bt I stick a gas strut on the engine cover so need tools to remove cover anyway.
I like those second ones. Nice and tucked away hidden but you do need to cut a decent size hole in the transom to fit them? 2c
Title: Re: Hatch hinges?
Post by: tyro on February 08, 2018, 17:14:36 PM
hmm maybe three of these cheaper ones and keep one as a spare
https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/parts-accessories/other/auction-1540371477.htm?rsqid=dd447969bace40238c87e1134845c5e5
Title: Re: Hatch hinges?
Post by: JohnR on February 08, 2018, 17:48:42 PM
Yea i second jeff on that one. They look good and are convenient but they do seperate on their own. Ive zipped tied myne but i wouldnt use them again.
Title: Re: Hatch hinges?
Post by: Ross Goldsack - JBNZ Immediate Past President on February 08, 2018, 20:05:36 PM
They work ok when set-up correctly  cou that is opposing and tight.
Title: Re: Hatch hinges?
Post by: mohawk on February 08, 2018, 20:40:32 PM
Yup , im with lazy.....had them on every boat ive ever owned and never had an issue.
Title: Re: Hatch hinges?
Post by: Allen M on April 21, 2018, 08:55:03 AM
They work ok when set-up correctly  cou that is opposing and tight.
I've had a set of these on the Rover powered boat for years now.
Both the hinges and the engine have been faultless.
It's all in the setup. B))T
Title: Re: Hatch hinges?
Post by: Ross Goldsack - JBNZ Immediate Past President on April 21, 2018, 13:22:44 PM
Always someone trying to drag Rovers into the discussion  hhh hhh hhh O))))