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  • #49838
    Duncan Malcolm
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    Not quite sure what this type of hinge is called, I think it’s a lift hinge. Was wondering if anyone might have figured out where to get them?

    Many Thanks!

    #50192
    Micheal Carolin
    Participant

    Hi Duncan, I’m sure they are on “Offset Hinge” and I had all sorts of trouble finding them last time i looked, however that was before ebay.

    Chees MC

    #50196
    Mark Ashley-Miller
    Participant

    Hi… Alan Warrell gave me these details:
    There are a couple of UK companies which supply marine lift off hinges, they are:

    Timage Braintree Essex, sales@timage.eu
    Norfolk Marine, sales@norfolkmarine.co.uk
    Aquafax, Luton, sales@aquafax.co.uk

    Also I bought some from:
    Yachting Sports Nauticat Repairs, Southampton
    Derek or James
    Mobile 07768 306255
    Work 023 8045 6050
    SO314NB

    I am busy cleaning all mine on my 331 with vinegar and then putting Marine Grease / Lube on them.
    Hope that helps.
    Mark 07817845775
    Good Dog 331

    #50198
    39Schuss
    Participant

    Hi Duncan
    The hinge in the pic has plenty meat on it, just a bit green which I suspect is caused by the screws which as they have Philips heads may be plated steel.
    Have one of the pins broken? If it’s a brass or bronze hinge, the pin can be drilled out and replaced. The hinge is a quality item , the Philips screws look wrong, get brass or bronze slot headed replacement screws. A little work with a dreml drill with the brass brush wheel will get back to nauticat standard
    Cheers
    Graham
    Nomad

    #50205
    Duncan Malcolm
    Participant

    Thanks for all the suggestions I’ll try the suggested supplier and googling routes. I’m not so worried about the hinge in the photo I’m sure that it’ll survive many more years.

    It’s the 12 hinges that were missing when we got the boat and the 2 that snapped since that I need to replace πŸ™‚

    I’ll repost here with sources assuming I chase some down.

    #54609
    39Schuss
    Participant

    Hi Duncan
    Have you found a supplier of these hinges yet, sourced an offset hinge but they were for windows, useless.
    I sorted the door under the wheelhouse port side, took of the hinges, inserted brass crews part the way on bottom edge of door, then drilled corresponding holes in the bottom of the frame, pins and original catch hold the door shut and it’s removed to get gear in and out, simple, but I still need a pair of offset hinges for forward heads under sink stowage,
    Kindest
    Graham

    #56724
    Duncan Malcolm
    Participant

    Zero luck looking online. I’ve had a few delivered but nothing turned out as hoped.

    My plan was to rehinge the cupboards when I find someone who’ll do it for a reasonable cost.

    In the meantime we’ve borrowed all the hinges from the cupboards in the main cabin so that they’re all cubbys and stored the doors somewhere safe.

    #57512
    Andrew Bell
    Participant

    Duncan,
    As a general comment on these hinges (I have a 2009 331) I have experienced these hinges suddenly become very stiff and seize solid due to lack of lubrication. If you then use significant effort to open the door the pins can snap. This may be what happened to your missing hinges. The solution is a good squirt of WD40 on the hinges before moving them, wait 10 mins and they will be free again. You can then generally lift off the door and clean the pins. Luckily, I have avoided snapping any so I not needed to look for a supplier (yet).
    kind regards, Andrew Bell.

    #58777
    Duncan Malcolm
    Participant

    Great advice. I’ll be heading around with some 3 in 1 this afternoon πŸ™‚

    #58802
    39Schuss
    Participant

    Duncan,

    I replaced a couple of hinges on my Nc39 back in 2012. I purchased them from the Nauticat yard. They are described on the invoice as “Schwepper hinge 4cm”. They sent me both left and right ones depending which side you need to hang the doors from.

    They were not cheap but that’s yachting!

    This maybe the ones?

    https://www.schwepper.com/shop/schwepper-yacht-catalog/products-brass-with-optional-finishes-yacht-catalog/loose-joint-hinge-right-hand-brass-gsv-nr-4546/?lang=en

    #58821
    Duncan Malcolm
    Participant

    Nice one thanks πŸ™‚ I will get in touch and see if they still do the 40mm version.

    Looks like there are plenty of 50mm options which is a good start!

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