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Tel: (613) 354-1919
Fax: (416) 596-8989


Hatch Repairs

Hatch and Port Repair

Atkins & Hoyle Ltd. is world renowned as the premier marine hatch and port manufacturer. With over 40 years of experience, we have the skills, tools and expertise that is necessary to bring your hatches and ports back to like-new condition. While there are other hatch repair vendors that offer similar services, Atkins & Hoyle Ltd. stands alone when it comes to quality, service and guarantee. We stand behind our strong 1-year guarantee against any leaking or malfunction of your repaired product. We call this the 'Burn-in-Period', where most leaks present themselves very quickly.

For a fraction of the cost of a new hatch or port, we can bring your old product back to life with new glass, gaskets and parts. On special request we can also re-polish and anodize your frame to protect the castings for another lifetime. Original Atkins & Hoyle Ltd. OEM parts are superior; be wary of no name repair shops, garage repair outfits and individuals who claim to have experience. For reliable service and support, trust only Atkins & Hoyle Ltd. when it comes to all Port and Hatch repair services.
 

Cast Almag-35: Atkins & Hoyle products built within the last 30 yeares feature this unique alloy. Our handmade, sand cast, castings atr Super Strong, Super Light, and will never corrode in salt water. The strength, aesthetics and durability of this material far exceeds those of extruded aluminum, or stamped stainless steel products. 

Cast Acrylic: This is the true test of a offshore quality hatch. Far stronger to withstand the pressures and impacts of cruising than the cheaper extruded product, we only use cast acrylic. It is also better for the marine environment because it is much more resistant to UV damage, preventing hazing, crazing and eventual fractures in the hatch lens. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page (Q.17) to read more about the common differences between the 'Plexiglas' we use vs. the 'Lexan' used my most other suppliers.

We use a 2074 Grey Acrylite Cell Cast Acrylic: 

Gasket Replacements
Atkins & Hoyle Ltd. supplies new gasket material for all hatches and ports of any size from any brand. We will 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 gas kits 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.

'Glass' - Acrylic 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 Ltd. carries the full range of replacement parts for our hatches and ports including B-arms, sliders, port knobs, springs, hinges and screens.

Part Replacements
For a complete parts list that includes all of these products and more please click here. 

 

A Guide for Stopping That Leak!

 

(Contact Atkins & Hoyle before sending in your hatch or port for a firm quote)
We also have preffered rates through shipping companies if you would like us to organize your shipment.

Otherwise...
 

Shipping Address: (Your Label should read as follows)

Atkins & Hoyle Ltd.
180 Kimmet Side Rd. RR7
Napanee, Ontario CANADA
K7R 3L2

 

From Canada

No additional information on the package is required. If you have the materials to safely wrap and pack up your Hatch or Ports then do so prior to bringing the package into either your local post office, or shipping company (UPS, Purolator, FedEx, etc). If you are unsure how to wrap, either contact Atkins & Hoyle for suggestions; or bring the hatch or ports to the shipper and ask for packaging which they would be happy to supply.

 

United States, or International Package


Your package will cross  at least one countries border; often a customs /broker is required. We have made this easy for you! Please, alongside the address information add the following information – IN LARGE BOLD LETTERING. When asked for the value of the contents, please indicate $100.00.

CANADIAN GOODS, BEING RETURNED FOR REPAIR
CLEARANCE BY WILLIAM RUTHERFORD LTD.

 

PLEASE CONTACT ATKINS & HOYLE LTD. AT (613) 354 1919 [P]  OR (416) 596 8989 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. THANK YOU!