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    • My hinges have nice counter sunk holes to accept flat head screws, yet they decided to use pan head screws for all of the hinges instead.  :horse:

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    • Wayne

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      Nautique has used the vertical crash pad style trailers for a long time on many models in the past. The major difference I see is that the bow stop you show in your pictures is a lot shorter in length. The damage to the rub rail appears as if the trailer was in the water too deep allowing the bow to go under the crash pad. 
       

      The crash pad style actually works very good but I think you need to lengthen the height of the pads so they extend down towards the winch more to prevent the bow going under them. 

    • TallRedRider

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      4 hours ago, MLA said:

      Those holes do not looked beveled and should be. Good source for future stress cracks. 

      The hinge itself has beveled edges and the bolt fits nicely into it.  The hinge is thick enough that none of the beveled edge of the bolt touches the fiberglass.  I also had to widen the holes with a drill bit, so the bolt does not put much pressure on the gel or fiberglass.  I think I forgot to say that.  With the flat hinge laying against the flat gelcoat, I think beveling these particular holes might be overkill.   Maybe I will report back next summer with my cracks.  

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    • Wayne

      Posted

      That hatch should be made from king starboard or portafab aluminum marine panel. You should be able to remove the carpet from your existing panel and make a new one. 
       

      Are you the only owner of that boat? For a 2003 it should not be a wood panel if you find that it is some one replaced it with the wrong material. 

    • dalt1

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      1 hour ago, MLA said:

      Those holes do not looked beveled and should be. Good source for future stress cracks. 

      None of them are from what I see on my boat.

       

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