Watertight compression deck plates
The downside to these hatches is relatively minor, but the T-handle takes a few turns to loosen and you sometimes have to wiggle the hatch a little to slip the deck plate's backing arm out from inside the compartment opening. Not a big deal, but if you're installing a plate that you plan to access frequently, the typical screw-in or quater-turn plates are easier to open and close. However if you want a truly watertight seal, the Armstrong is the way to go.
We are presently offering these hatches in round, 8 inch, 10 inch, 12-inch (OD) sizes and in a rectangular 11.25 x 21.25 inch size.
Compare the impressive advantages of Armstrong:
- Watertight - Completely seals against water intrusion.
- One-piece Unit - No trim ring, fasteners, or sealant.
- Ease of use - A turn of the "T" handle releases or secures the deck plate - No additional tools or eﬁort needed to open or close; simply ﬁnger tighten or release.
- Patented design loads the deck plate at the center, distribution
sealing pressure uniformly at the
seal ring - No uneven pressure to
cause seals to break..
- Watertight - Reduce the
number of warranty claims and
processing time by customer
service staff, as well as the cost
of replacement parts.
- One-piece Unit - Reduce
manufacturing time. Cut the
hole, slip the Deck Plate in
place and tighten the "T" handle
- Real Savings in Material
Costs - No additional purchase
of screws and caulking
compounds are required for
installation, and no clean-up.
- No lost, broken, or dirty parts
- Install your Deck Plate during
ﬁnal inspection at the end of the
Hi Josh -
Long time no talk. I know that means you’re busy, which is good I guess.
Great to see you are now carrying Armstrong hatches. You also need to stock and market as an add-on, the replacement T-handles. Those handles can be a weak-link. They are interchangeable with all the Armstrong hatches.
I ordered mine from Chris Callahan at Armstrong, part # and contact info attached. The retail cost back then was $7.75 each kit of 1 handle. I’d recommend carrying at least 2 aboard.
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