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S&S Swan Maintenance - Gasket for sliding hatch, Swan 57
26 May 2016 - 13:49
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Gasket for sliding hatch, Swan 57


where can i find the gaskets for front hatche sliding one on swan 57



26 May 2016 - 14:17
Join Date: 29 January 2007
Posts: 1018

Dear Bruno,

please read old thread on this matter, Daniel clearly described the perfect maintenance of fwd hatch:

Fair winds!

matteo (47/069 Vanessa)

26 May 2016 - 17:38
Join Date: 15 April 2011
Posts: 393

Dear Matteo,

The forum posts about the forward sliding hatch were very interesting.  My boat is a hodge-podge of original and new; when I bought her, the deck hatches were both Bomar and needed to be rebuilt.  I did this with the help of the Professor but did not realize until Hiro graciously invited me to sail aboard his boat that my hatch was not original!

My question:  other than going back to original, which certainly has value, what is the advantage of the sliding hatch to my newly refurbished Bomar hatch?

Chris, Mabel's Casse Tete 43/003

26 May 2016 - 18:01
Join Date: 29 January 2007
Posts: 1018

Dear Chris,

onboard Only You I had a Goiot hatch, a first quality one, which after 35 years started to leak a bit, until I finally decided to get a new one, from Goiot too, in my opinion not as good as the old one, but still a good one.

Onboard Vanessa I have the "Sparkman & Stephens Nautor's Swan"* original one, with some care and attention I believe it could last forever.

At least, I hope so!

Fair winds

matteo (47/069 Vanessa)

*or better to say Rod's

26 May 2016 - 18:36
Join Date: 15 April 2011
Posts: 393

Dear Matteo,

Thank you.  I think the quality of Goiot and Bomar hatches are comparable; the Bomar is cast aluminum and so is, I believe, the Goiot.  So, not sure right now, but building a "Swan" sliding hatch will likely take a backseat to other, more pressing issues.  Of course, that's the type of project I like.  

Fair Winds,

Chris Mabel's Casse Tete  43/003

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