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Need Replacement Companionway Hatch Seals

Aug 1, 2019
2
Beneteau Oceanis 34 Sara Ann Benicia Marina, CA
I just purchased a 2012 Beneteau Oceanis 34 and discovered I have some worn and broken “T-track” seals that the companionway hatch slides on. There are 4 rubber strips with some sort of felt substance that appear to be approximately 6 feet long. I noticed the hatch is made by NOVAL and they appear to have an active website. I’ve contacted them via their website but nobody returns my messages.

Does anybody know a better way to acquire those companionway hatch seals other than the manufacturer?
 
Aug 1, 2019
2
Beneteau Oceanis 34 Sara Ann Benicia Marina, CA
I'll get a better picture this weekend when I'm back on my boat. Essentially, the seal is shaped kind of like an "I" beam. The bottom of the seal slides into a 6-foot long aluminum "T" track. The seal is approximately 1/4" inch wide and about 3/8" tall. The top of the seal (I-beam shape) also has some sort of felt rub strip imbedded into the top of the 6-foot long rubber strip. The companionway track has two "T" tracks on each side; one is vertical and the other track is sideways.
Companionway Hatch.jpg
 
May 17, 2004
1,863
Beneteau Oceanis 37 LE Havre de Grace
You can get them from the Beneteau spare parts site, http://spareparts.beneteauusa.com. one of mine is tearing too so I called to confirm the part number earlier this year. For the Oceanis 37 it's part 082744, and I think the 34 is the same. Unfortunately you can only buy the whole set of 6 gaskets at once, and it's $133. When I found that out I figured I'd defer replacement for a bit. They don't seem to leak or slide any differently even when a little torn, so for now I'm just going with them.
 
Feb 21, 2010
251
Beneteau 31 St-Lawrence river
I had to replace two of those on my 31(I have 4 left). I think you can switch the bottom for lateral and put the bad part at the far end. I didn’t remember they were that expensive!