Help making molds for hatches

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Re: Help making molds for hatches

Post by DAYTRIP » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:49 am

We do build and sell hatch and gutters fallguy. We have several sizes. We just had new plugs cnc machined so we have stepped it up another notch if you will.

“Fish-box” 14.5 x 47
Large rectangle 22 x 32
Large square 22x22
Small rectangle 22x18
Small square 14x15
Oval livewell with lexan hatch
Trapezoid

If you want anything I would have to give the pricing to JEFF and he could pass that along to you.



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Re: Help making molds for hatches

Post by Southern Gent » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:40 pm

DAYTRIP wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:49 am
We do build and sell hatch and gutters fallguy. We have several sizes. We just had new plugs cnc machined so we have stepped it up another notch if you will.

“Fish-box” 14.5 x 47
Large rectangle 22 x 32
Large square 22x22
Small rectangle 22x18
Small square 14x15
Oval livewell with lexan hatch
Trapezoid

If you want anything I would have to give the pricing to JEFF and he could pass that along to you.
Noted. Thank you, I’m,building my plugs to cast my own. Best wishes

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Re: Help making molds for hatches

Post by fallguy1000 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:49 am

Since we all hijacked so bad; daytrip, can you tell SG how thick the airex foam is on yours?
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Re: Help making molds for hatches

Post by Gosurfen » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:41 am

Interested in several of the hatches for a flats boat build I am working on. Can someone send pricing and pictures of hatches? Thanks

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Re: Help making molds for hatches

Post by DAYTRIP » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:53 pm

The thickness I use is 3/8. That together with the gasket I use puts you flush with the gutter. Very light and very strong. This is a pic of the fishbox, large square and small rectangle. On the small the hatch is upside down that is why it looks odd. Big rectangle not shown. SG, on this I have a gasket face that a 5/16 gasket goes on and that together with the layup I outline make everything sit flush. Gasket comes from Home Depot believe it or not. Haven’t source a bulk supplier and they are not cheap. I make the hatch 3/8 smaller than the gutter face which give you 3/16 gap. That allows either a piano hinge or conventional hinge to be used. If you want recesses for hinges just put a block out in the mold in that area. That all the secret sauce :doh: Hope that helps!

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Re: Help making molds for hatches

Post by Southern Gent » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:22 pm

DAYTRIP wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:53 pm
The thickness I use is 3/8. That together with the gasket I use puts you flush with the gutter. Very light and very strong. This is a pic of the fishbox, large square and small rectangle. On the small the hatch is upside down that is why it looks odd. Big rectangle not shown. SG, on this I have a gasket face that a 5/16 gasket goes on and that together with the layup I outline make everything sit flush. Gasket comes from Home Depot believe it or not. Haven’t source a bulk supplier and they are not cheap. I make the hatch 3/8 smaller than the gutter face which give you 3/16 gap. That allows either a piano hinge or conventional hinge to be used. If you want recesses for hinges just put a block out in the mold in that area. That all the secret sauce :doh: Hope that helps!

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DAYTRIP those sure are pretty.

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Re: Help making molds for hatches

Post by fallguy1000 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:38 pm

So how do you drain them?
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Re: Help making molds for hatches

Post by DAYTRIP » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:50 pm

Thanks sg.

I usually Glass a pvc fitting in the location to drain from then pipe it

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Re: Help making molds for hatches

Post by Dutch1 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:23 pm

Those look great daytrip!

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