Professional Hatch and Port Repair Service
Atkins & Hoyle is a premier marine hatch and port manufacturer. With over 100 years of experience, we have the skills, tools and necessary expertise to bring your hatches and ports back to like-new condition. Let our experts refurbish your hatches and portlights. Original parts, skilled craftsmanship, 1 year guarantee against leaks or malfunction.
For a fraction of the cost of a new hatch or port, you will get new cast acrylic, gaskets and original standard parts. We can even repolish and anodize the frames, bringing them back to their original luster. For the best service and support, trust our expert hatch repair team with confidence.
We only use cast acrylic. It is the true test of a offshore quality hatch. Far stronger than a cheaper extruded product, it can better withstand the pressures and impacts of cruising. It is better for marine conditions because of its resistance to UV damage, preventing fogging and crazing.
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page (Q.17) to read more about the common differences between our superior Cast Acrylic compared to the inferior extruded product used by other suppliers. We use a 2074 Grey Acrylite Cell Cast Acrylic which has the perfect tint.
Contact us at (613) 354-1919 or email@example.com before sending anything and we will provide a firm quote
We also have preferred rates through shipping companies if you would like us to organize your shipment.
Atkins & Hoyle Ltd.
180 Kimmet Side Rd. RR7
Napanee, Ontario CANADA
If you are shipping from Canada, no additional information on the package is required. Simply pack up your Hatch or Ports and bring the package into either your local post office or shipping company (UPS, Purolator, FedEx, etc). If you are unsure how to wrap, contact us for suggestions or just bring the hatch or ports to the shipper who will be able to package them for you.
If you are shipping from the United States, a customs broker is required. To make this process inexpensive and easy, simply add the following information in large black writing below the address information;
CANADIAN GOODS, BEING RETURNED FOR REPAIR
CLEARANCE BY WILLIAM RUTHERFORD LTD.
When asked for the value of the contents, please indicate $100.00. This will eliminate any brokerage or duty and will ensure the quick and safe arrival of your package to our repair facility.
Contact us at (613) 354-1919 for any further information, thank you!
A Guide for Stopping Hatch and Port Leaks
We supply gasket material for all hatches and ports from any brand. We can ship the gaskets and glue to you or we can replace them ourselves when we are repairing the rest of the hatch or port. First, the old gaskets must be completely removed. We take the time to clean out the groove completely, however removing at least 75% of the old material is usually enough for a DIY job. It is then as simple as feeding a very small bead of an adhesive product around the cleaned groove. The correct diameter of gasket is then pressed into the groove. The ends are then butted and sealed with a small dab of the sealant. The new gasket will then set in 2-3 hours depending on temperature. The first few times that the hatch or port is closed will be difficult as the gasket starts to take on the shape of the frame.
Acrylic Lens Replacements
Our thorough repair process starts with the careful removal of the glass while avoiding any damage to the frame. Next, we clean all of the old glue and dirt off the frame. Then, to ensure that there is no residue left behind, we use a powerful solvent around the frame and the new acrylic lens: we not only clean the surfaces but also prep them for complete adhesion. The last stage of preparing the hatch or port for new glass involves using a special primer at the edge of the new glass. This new lens is cut from the highest quality cast-acrylic that is stronger and more damage resistant than any extruded product. Finally, the perfectly fitted new lens is placed into the frame and is sealed using a strong, flexible marine grade sealer. The hatches or ports are then moved to a stable platform where they are left untouched for the duration of the curing process to ensure that the glue sets strongly against both the frame and the acrylic.
Atkins & Hoyle carries the full range of replacement parts for our hatches and ports including B-arms, sliders, port knobs, springs, hinges and screens. Find anything you need in our Parts Department.