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1997 Carver 400 CPMY...Main Hatch Issue

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We are having an increasing problem with an "Ultrac" sliding main hatch, the inverted "L" shaped acrylic (I think)...any hints how to get to the rollers/sliders on the top and bottom edges, and what they are made of?
Location: Pacific Northwest

1997 Carver 400 CPMY...Main Hatch Issue

Postby ID4publik » February 2nd, 2016, 12:27 am

The sliding main hatch on our 400 is requiring more frequent attention to stay sliding. Any hints on how to get to the slider/roller on the upper and lower edges? And then what they are made of, to use the correct lubricant.
This is the smoked acrylic(?) in the inverted L shaped, and the brand is Ultrac.
I googled the brand and got nothing on Google.

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1997 Carver 400 CPMY...Main Hatch Issue

Postby Ramsport47 » February 2nd, 2016, 6:22 am

The company that made them for Carver is no longer in business, unfortunately. To access, you need to take the helm seat off and the metal panel it is mounted on. The door is held on by 2 or 4 screws at the top and the same at the bottom. If you are only needing access to the top, you can remove those screws and tilt the door out of the way. The tracks on those doors are "glides" and not rollers, which is part of the problem. A few years ago, we replaced the tracks with roller tracks made by another company. VERY little modification needed to be done. If interested, I will see if I can find the contact information on them. It was expensive, but the people can now open and close the door with their pinkie.
Kenny
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1997 Carver 400 CPMY...Main Hatch Issue

Postby AaHubb » February 2nd, 2016, 8:18 pm

Yes please post the info. I have the same door/problem. Have been spraying the tracks with Pledge (non lemon) but that doesn't last very long.
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1997 Carver 400 CPMY...Main Hatch Issue

Postby RGrew176 » February 2nd, 2016, 11:41 pm

AaHubb wrote:
> Yes please post the info. I have the same door/problem. Have been spraying the tracks
> with Pledge (non lemon) but that doesn't last very long.
> ..Aaron


Try a good silicone spray. I have used it for similar applications and it seems to work quite well.
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1997 Carver 400 CPMY...Main Hatch Issue

Postby Ramsport47 » February 3rd, 2016, 5:55 am

AaHubb wrote:
> Yes please post the info. I have the same door/problem. Have been spraying the tracks
> with Pledge (non lemon) but that doesn't last very long.
> ..Aaron

You have to use the Lemon scented! Just kidding LOL
Kenny
1998 Carver 310 Santego
T-Merc 350 Mag MPI (300hp)
Port: Cedar Point Marina, Sandusky, Ohio

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