Filed Under (Boat/Trailer Maintenance) by Debbie on 20-11-2010

Do you own or know anyone who owns a 1979 Newport 30 Mk II?  We’ve got a reader who is caring for an elderly lady’s boat and they need to replace the forward hatch.  If you own one and would you be willing to make a pattern for them?  If you’ve a spare one (yeah, who has that?!) would you like to get intouch with them?

 Please, let me know if anyone can help out with this problem.  Thanks so much all!

 Well, special kudos to Ed Simpson for kindly sending in what he did to replace his forward hatch!  Ed you’re a doll for going out of your way to get a picture and draw this up.  According to Ed:

“Here is the information on the Newport 30 hatch…need to emphasize that a cardboard template is VERY advisable for the sloped/rounded sections of the hatch at the front and back…otherwise you can get gaps and let water in.  I made the hatch square to
fit over the odd shaped hatch because it was easier…if you want to try the compound angles, have at it…”
Forward hatch Newport 30 MKII

Click picture to enlarge or line drawing below for ‘plan’.

line drawing

5 Comments posted on "Newport 30 Mk II Hatch"
Ed Simpson on February 25th, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

Have a 78 N MKII and had to build a fore hatch for it last year…once the boat gets out from under about a foot of snow, I will be happy to make a pattern and send it.

Debbie on February 26th, 2011 at 8:21 am #

That would be awesome! Thanks so much. We don’t have any snow here but we’re at 18 F. this morning…burrr

joel on November 23rd, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

HI All,
Well got a new one built but working on getting a Lewmar hatch to flush mount on the deck. As i am working on a design of a circular, or a square hatch. the biggie is the angle over the head. I think there will be a skylight there if I don’t do the round hatch.. when I get done with the project I will place a detailed post about it.
Take care all and happy holidays,

Debbie on November 25th, 2011 at 2:13 am #

Thanks Joel!

Happy turkey day to you…

STEVE BROWN on March 25th, 2014 at 7:39 am #

AHOY THERE! I also am in need of a new hatch for my Newport 30, if any one could supply me with info on what they have done who to contact ,models of new ones to buy, including flush mounts. plans photos ect. it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Sincerely, Steve