Escape hatch

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Trev
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Escape hatch

Post by Trev » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:57 pm

Hi builders,
I am hearing conflicting views regarding the use of escape hatches, Has anyone have any opinions or advice either for or against their use or placement?
I like the thought of having another opening for ventilation and light, but what concerns me is that, if left accidentally open while at sea it could flood the boat?
Trev

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Re: Escape hatch

Post by mySerenity » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:34 pm

Hi Trevor
In Aus, it's a survey requirement and you will find on all charter yachts. My unreliable source also says that there are specifics in size, strength and position.
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Trev
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Re: Escape hatch

Post by Trev » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:56 am

James,
I had always intended to install a escape hatch in each hull until talking to Steve Morris from Lewmar and he told me Lewmar no longer make an escape hatch because of the risk of flooding a boat?
Trev

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