FREEMAN MARINE 3500 SERIES split hatches are typically quite large, and often used for large storage or engine access. Normal access to a compartment is obtained by opening one side of the split cover. When larger access is required, for loading or maintenance purposes, the center sealing mullion is readily removable. The mullion is specially designed to provide watertight knife-edge sealing for both sections of the hatch, as well as support and rigidity to the closed hatch.
Fabricated utilizing the Quick Acting chain driven dogging mechanism, 3500 series hatches can be opened from from above or below deck.
Depending upon hatch size, hatches are manufactured with one or more bi-square spindles; each spindle operates an internal, patented, chain driven mechanism.
Stainless steel cam followers on the interior dogs reduce friction, making the hatch easier to open and close.
When operation from inside is required, Freeman Marine provides the appropriate lever handle, with optional lock. Built for years of smooth, watertight operation and rugged, dependable service.
FREEMAN MARINE'S quick adjusting yoke hinge allows for precise centering of the panels in the deck opening using rotating, slotted washers.
Our yoke hinge is completely hidden from above deck, allowing uncluttered deck appearance and easy deck maintenance.
A concealed adjustment screw located in the hinge body also adjusts the "pop-up" movement of the yoke hinge, providing the necessary clearance for a teak-covered hatch.
This yoke style hinge provides accurate adjustment of the swing clearance for deck camber and thickness.