October 23, 2020
Easy to order and matched what I needed and ordered.
December 29, 2013
Bombar cast hatches are still the gold standard for offshore boats. They dog tight, are field repairable and parts are readily available. The dogs are dependable, and while they can break at the pins, we have sailed our boat with these hatches for over 58000 nautical miles and never had a failure. We do stock replacement dogs as they are field replaceable, needing just a roll pin punch to drive out the roll pin. We refit yachts for circumnavigations and the Bomar cast hatch is our first choice for safety and strength . MRP Refits
May 20, 2014
I have owned a 1986 Bayliner for coming up on one year now. Soon after opening the stateroom and head hatches close to half of the mounting feet broke from age. There is nothing wrong with the dogs, but there is no way to replace the feet! One day I will find an extruded metal channel to make some from, or find a manufacturer to update the design and mold a run of a few hundred.
December 7, 2013
Both Tie Down Dogs broke within a couple months. I wish there was s heavier duty way to secure my forward hatch. Right niw it is wired shut which creates a otibkem for ventilation as well as a safety problem since there is no escape in case of fire.