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Old 09-03-2013, 09:15 AM
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Default Scarab 302 Guys: Front Hatch Replacement

Just a heads up - I figured I would pay this one forward.

2 weeks ago the hairline crack in my old front hatch gave way to some rough seas and the hatch finally cracked in 3 pieces.

I called Wellcraft to no avail - as the last of the 302's were made in 2001.

A tip I got from another owner here in Orlando led me to a local fabrication shop. I brough my old one in - he is working the quote for me now.

I did make certain to let him know that keeping the CNC file would be beneficial to other owners that have this issue - that way all you would have to do is call and he could make and ship.

As info - I had the old smoked glass color that is going to be made in white (similar to the newer ones).

I will update with pics, price, and contact as well as the "part number" as soon as we get the rest of it worked out.
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Good Info. Thanks....
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Yep that's what I had to do. Got a place in Norfolk, VA to do mine. Had it done once, needs it again.

I had to do my wind shield once also.
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Yep - this guy can do the window as well as the molded gunnel plastic pieces. Thinking about having him fabricate a couple of them for me. Mine are starting to show some age.
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I had to have a windshield fabricated as well. They matched the curves of the console, and added a wind venturi at the top. Although it looks real nice, I wish they would have went a couple of inches taller. The fabricated replacement is definitely more swept back than stock. I actually found the guy local to me on this site.
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the molded gunnel plastic pieces.
Which ones? I may want to get some made too.
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Please keep us posted. Mine's broken as well and was going to post on here looking for suggestions on alternative designs or materials. A lot of Scarab owners have said their's broke in the exact same spot from bouncing up and down.
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Will do. As far as the gunnel mount plastic pieces - it's where the rod holders are... the ones under the gunnel. I can't describe it any better.

Figure with boats not made any more - any info on sourcing custom pieces is a good thing!
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Cost quoted was $281. I have a part number too - The place that is doing it is House of Plastics in Orlando. Victor is the contact there. I will post the part number when I can.
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So inside of a week I got the new hatch. I haven't taken pictures of it yet but will when it's installed. You can see how bad the old one was - and the duct tape used to hold it together. Landed cost was $299 and change.

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I Dont See Any Duct Tape !!
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Originally Posted by neu-rich View Post
I Dont See Any Duct Tape !!
I don't even see the hatch!

Was the old hatch smaller because of where it broke and you taped it back together? Or did it not cover the full width of the space? Interested in seeing the finished product. Do you know the name of the material that is used to construct the new hatch?
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Originally Posted by Mark1234 View Post
I don't even see the hatch!

Was the old hatch smaller because of where it broke and you taped it back together? Or did it not cover the full width of the space? Interested in seeing the finished product. Do you know the name of the material that is used to construct the new hatch?
Looks smaller becasuse it finally collapsed with the tape. The new material is 1/2" - not sure what its made of though. I will get pictures of the new one installed. I am re-doing the door as well to match - only going to use Starboard I think.
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Originally Posted by Blue Chip View Post
So inside of a week I got the new hatch. I haven't taken pictures of it yet but will when it's installed. You can see how bad the old one was - and the duct tape used to hold it together. Landed cost was $299 and change.


I thought you broke the hatch from a wild session in the "Stabbin Cabin"
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Blue Chip do you have any contact number &part nr?

mine broke 100% identical to yours I thought it was mine for a second
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I think this poster is baiting us?!?!

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