Topic: forward hatch latch

I'm a new Contessa owner. My boat is missing the latch for the forward hatch, the round one. It has two small holes in the hatch about an inch apart and two more opposite them in the headliner. I assume they used an off the shelf latch. If anyone could post a picture, or make and model I will be most appreciative.
Thanks, Bob

Re: forward hatch latch

I think there are quite a few different types of forward hatches... both original and replacements.  It might be a better idea if you can show us a picture of what you've got.  I'm fairly certain that you'll need to fashion something that will work for you.

Re: forward hatch latch

I'll take a picture of what I've got. The piece on the hatch is missing, the piece on the deck is still there.
Bob


JordanH wrote:

I think there are quite a few different types of forward hatches... both original and replacements.  It might be a better idea if you can show us a picture of what you've got.  I'm fairly certain that you'll need to fashion something that will work for you.

Re: forward hatch latch

a round hatch might indicate a hatch from a British Contessa.  The JJT's were square.

You might like to check the British Contessa website at
www.jeremyrogers.co.uk

They are still building Co32s at their place in Lymington, just west of Southampton, still repairing the 26s and still supplying parts.

They are also very keen. They just celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Co26.