Need screens for your hatches and having a hard time finding any to fit? Hatchmaster Screens might be just the solution for you.
Thanks to readers Lat and Debby Williams aboard Lollygagger (great boat name!) for telling me about these. They’re made by SeaFrost, which also makes and sells marine refrigeration and air conditioning systems.
Hatchmaster Screens are custom-made weighted screens that go over the top of your hatch. They’re made to the dimensions of YOUR hatches, so there’s no problem with them fitting. They’ll even fit butterfly hatches.
- No-see-um screen keeps even the tiniest insects out.
- Stainless chain used as the weight for less chance of rust and weight all the way around (using fishing weights often results in weights sliding and then a part of the screen rising off the deck and bugs entering the boat).
Says Lat, “We love the design. When I want to take in the screens, I just reach up through the open hatch and pull it inside, then close the hatch. Each screen is made to fit your hatch dimensions, and comes in a separate stuff bag made of the same screen material. They stow easily and can be put on from inside the boat or out. The weight of the stainless steel chain holds them in place with no gaps where bugs can slip through, though in high winds I would bring them inside to prevent losing one to a big gust.”Learn more.