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High6

Sun Hatch Supports

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I wonder whether anyone can identify these sun hatch supports on our recently acquired Renaissance 31? One is missing, the other three will not grip. So far I've been unable to find a supplier. 2018-04-01%2012.05.18.jpg

 

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there is probably a caravan part that does this job, its finding a matching one that might be tricky

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googling telescoping hatch adjuster might find an alternative

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Wow, thanks for the swift response, Grendel. I have surfed the web till my eyes went crossed, and tried a specialist boat window repairer in Wroxham. In view of its similarity to the Haines 31 and others I wondered if any Haines owners had the same arrangement. The problem with other designs is making a new attachment point close to the glass.

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yes I did have trouble finding an exact replacement, but half the trick is knowing the right search terms, it looks like an older design, I have seen similar on older caravans, most now though use the telescopic design that slides out of the outer tube and locks through to the inner

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I have those on my Houdini hatch, but looking at the spares section on their website they don't appear to stock them. Mine may not be original fitment, but look exactly the same as yours.

Could be worth a call or email to them. Other than that, what about Trevor Preece at Brundall?

https://www.houdini-marine.co.uk/spares

 

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I had this type of stay on my Broom for the butterfly roofs.....I got replacement plastic slider/grips  ( they  are the  parts that  squeeze together along the arms with the thumb screw) from Haines at  Catfield.... Found them very helpful and also got a guided tour of their whole boat building factory....just turned up at their reception and was taken to the vast parts storage area ....many of the parts are universal between Haines , Broom and Renaissance.

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Thanks, IPA. I've sent them an email.

Thanks too, Sidestand. We are near to Haines and will drop in. How could one not?

Only one of our arms has a plastic insert; it's a rather odd shape and still doesn't give a grip, but that is likely the solution.

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22 hours ago, High6 said:

Thanks, IPA. I've sent them an email.

Thanks too, Sidestand. We are near to Haines and will drop in. How could one not?

Only one of our arms has a plastic insert; it's a rather odd shape and still doesn't give a grip, but that is likely the solution.

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Just as an afterthought there should be thin metal shims that are placed on the back of the plastic rectangular slider that prevents the threaded thumbscrew bolt from cutting into the plastic slider on that side.

Failing finding any of the plastic rectangular sliders if you have at least one then maybe if someone had a 3D printer then perhaps it maybe possible to make / copy some.

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There is a plastic square with a hole n centra then a steel square washer with the two ends bent up like a flat u if you slacken thumb screw to much they fall out not to difficult to make if your unable to get any, suggest you get some spares if your able to get any. John

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Thanks, both, getting the picture now. There are no metal pieces in sight and only one plastic insert, so it's definitely a visit to Haines.

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If all else fails contact the caravan centre at blaenavon. They are caravan breakers, if you look in the used parts section they should have something.

paul

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3 hours ago, High6 said:

Thanks, both, getting the picture now. There are no metal pieces in sight and only one plastic insert, so it's definitely a visit to Haines.

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There should be 2 plastic rectangles pieces that sit/fit either side of the stay arm within the clamp housing with the metal shim on the piece that has the tightening bolt .....I nearly gave up in my search and was going to drill a few holes in the stay arm and use a longer bolt to go through the lot.

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