replacing screen in Bomar hatches

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replacing screen in Bomar hatches

Postby deising » Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:54 am

We have the large Bomar hatches in our MV 34 and the screen material needs replacing. I have re-screened often before, but was amazed to find that the construction of these screen frames doesn't let you install the spline all the way around the perimeter. It wold seem that the screen material is installed during the manufacturing process and it is essentially impossible to duplicate without damaging the frame.

Unless I get another idea from some of you, I plan to use some silicone caulk to seal up the 2 inch section where you cannot install the spline.
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Re: replacing screen in Bomar hatches

Postby duetto » Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:27 am

hi,

i did this repair years ago. we have an early boat (#23) so bomar may have changed their construction, but i'll describe what i did.

the frame is joined in a butt with a small aluminum "plug" where the spline would be. i drilled out whatever held that in place. i installed new screening in the spline groove and then re-installed the aluminum plug and used aluminum pop rivets to secure it. then i stretched the screen and resplined. imho, i really don't think you can tell the rebuild from original.

it been a long time since i did this but this was the general procedure.
john & diane cummings
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Re: replacing screen in Bomar hatches

Postby deising » Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:30 am

Thanks, John. I was contemplating drilling out the dimples that hold the thin aluminum framing to the butt splice, but wasn't sure of a good way to resecure it. The pop rivet idea sounds like a winner.

This is a great forum to get help from other owners; much appreciated.

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Re: replacing screen in Bomar hatches

Postby deising » Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:14 pm

Job is done with the rivets as John suggested. It worked, but I can't see why Bomar elected to design the screen frame that way. Thanks again for the good tip!
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Re: replacing screen in Bomar hatches

Postby duetto » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:37 am

glad to help :)
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