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Offline demian5

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CVX 16 SS new teak steps and ideas for hatch hinge
« on: October 09, 2019, 11:51:26 AM »
Got the new teak strips drilled and installed loosely until we can finish clearing the boat and I can oil up and attach permanently. They look so much better than grip tape.


I'm looking for ideas to attach the engine hatch and hinge to the boat instead of the back of the seat. My thought is an aluminum plate about 3" wide across that would add structure to the boat as well as attach the hinge for the hatch. The biggest plus would be that the hatch would be able to be aligned and look nice and the seat could be moved/removed without removing the hatch.
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Re: CVX 16 SS new teak steps and ideas for hatch hinge
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2019, 04:08:25 PM »
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Re: CVX 16 SS new teak steps and ideas for hatch hinge
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2019, 05:38:54 PM »
Maybe something like this .. so you could easily remove hood / engine hatch.

Those are really cool and I could remove it if I flip the hatch forward completely. I just gotta have to pivot at the top of the seat or I wont be able to open it at all. I wish it was the other way in case I needed to look at it when in the water.
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Re: CVX 16 SS new teak steps and ideas for hatch hinge
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2019, 06:18:00 PM »
Search up piano hinges online. Those are longer and can even be cut to custom sizes with hand tools.
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Re: CVX 16 SS new teak steps and ideas for hatch hinge
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2019, 09:27:13 AM »
I found an old post of mine with a link that showed doing this, which is what I am going to do.
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Re: CVX 16 SS new teak steps and ideas for hatch hinge
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2019, 10:40:57 AM »
Cleared the boat, added the name back. Got the hinges for the engine cover. Not going to work - too small. Oh well, will get different ones. Also painted the emblems.
New teak strips will go on after the oil dries.
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Re: CVX 16 SS new teak steps and ideas for hatch hinge
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2019, 03:14:27 PM »
Some more progress. Once the oil dries, the teak steps go on.
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Re: CVX 16 SS new teak steps and ideas for hatch hinge
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2019, 03:57:14 PM »
Demian, I think what your looking for is a way to hinge the cover from the back.   Since the back isn't straight, you need remote pivot points that are under the deck, like these:   Google Hot Rod Hood or Deck hinges.
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Re: CVX 16 SS new teak steps and ideas for hatch hinge
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2019, 04:04:09 PM »
Demian, I think what your looking for is a way to hinge the cover from the back.

Id love to, but the way the front of the cover is, Id have to chop it up. I have an idea and all the stuff to do it, just need the time now.

Thank you for the input man!
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Re: CVX 16 SS new teak steps and ideas for hatch hinge
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2019, 06:20:54 PM »
Demian5 your back hand rails look blue, where did you get them from please?

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Re: CVX 16 SS new teak steps and ideas for hatch hinge
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2019, 10:10:07 AM »
Demian5 your back hand rails look blue, where did you get them from please?

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They are just aluminum, not blue, sorry.
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Re: CVX 16 SS new teak steps and ideas for hatch hinge
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2019, 10:42:47 AM »
Got the hinge mount done. Not the prettiest showpiece but functional and i was able to build a little more stability into that area of the boat.

Second picture, I picked up an 84 YZ490 to tinker with as well.
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Re: CVX 16 SS new teak steps and ideas for hatch hinge
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2019, 11:22:42 AM »
VERY NICE !
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