Taylor Marine stocks a large range of cast hatches used on a wide variety of fishing boats, tugs rescue craft and work boats.
There's many reasons to make Freeman Hatches your first choice...
Positive Dogging: Evenly spaced dogging arms exert uniform pull on the cover plate. Handle position shows when dogging arms are engaged or loose.
Unlocking: Simply grab the handle and pull, the shaft slides up into place, and with less than a quarter of a turn the locking mechanism completely disengages. Quick and very easy!
Handle Stays Put: The handle is built in and forms part of the hatch. No missing and lost handles, it's there when you need it.
Hatch Sealed: Hatch and handle fits flush with the deck, the handle in a recessed lock position. Say goodbye to lost cover spanners - Freeman Cast Hatch handle is always there when you need it.
Unique: Developed and manufactured under various Freeman Marine patents.
Easy Lift: With the locking mechanism disengaged, the hatch is merely resting on the deck ring and can be lifted out with one hand. Closing is just as quick and easy. Optional inside escape handle performs the same easy way with a push and turn from below.
Watertight: Designed to seal to 30 foot intermittent head, the double sealing gasket actually seals tighter under pressure.
Top Value: A Freeman Cast Deck Hatch is the best buy for every flush hatch application. Measure it against any other deck hatch for long life of materials, strength of design, precision fit, dependable mechanical mechanism and built-in handle for ease of use.
Versatile: Installs in steel, aluminium, wood or fiberglass. Complete unit includes aluminium or steel mounting ring for bolting or welding installations.
Reliable: The unique design, fit, finish and adjustability of the dogging mechanism assures smooth, consistent action - no binding or jamming of parts. This hatch, adjusted to proper tensions can't be over or under tightened by mistake. It operates the same each time.
Low Maintenance: All parts are made of superior materials designed especially for marine and other abusive environments. The hatch and most parts are corrosion resistant aluminium. All other components are stainless steel, acetal or compatible.
Approvals Lloyd Register: 09/60003(E1) US Coast Guard, ISO-12216 compliant. ABS, Bureau Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd's approvals have been awarded and may be obtained for specific intended uses. Freeman Cast Deck Hatches are currently in use on Coast Guard vessels and U.S. Navy craft of all types.