Freeman Marine Equipment, Inc.
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WATERTIGHT DECK HATCHES -
THE FIRST NAME IN PERFORMANCE, EXPERIENCE & SERVICE.

FREEMAN MARINE 2400 Series Cast Deck Hatches are specified and used on a wide variety of yachts, fishing boats, tugs, barges, research vessels, offshore tenders, rescue craft and other workboats. The FREEMAN deck hatch is designed for new boats, for replacing other deck hatches in standard openings, or for improving existing craft. They can be installed in any deck style or material using stock or custom deck rings.

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Top Value
A FREEMAN Cast Deck Hatch is the best buy for every flush hatch application. Measure it against any other deck hatch for long life of materials, strength of design, precision fit, smooth action, dependable mechanism, and built-in, never-lost handle.

Approvals
Lloyd's Register - type approval certificate number 09/60003(E1). U.S. Coast Guard, ISO-12216 compliant. ABS, Bureau Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd's approvals have been awarded and may be obtained for specific intended uses. Freeman Cast Deck Hatches are currently in use on Coast Guard vessels and U.S. Naval craft of all types.

Value Added
Yacht-quality linear polyurethane, and anodized finishes available.

Fast Acting
Lift the flush handle, make a quarter turn and lift. That's all it takes. The dogging mechanism and linked handle do the work smoothly in just a second.

2400 SERIES CAST DECK HATCH FEATURES

Freeman Marine 2400 Series Deck HatchFlush

Quick Acting

Watertight

Installs in any Type Deck

Lift-Out

Hinged Surface and Concealed Yoke Types

Positive Dogging

Removable Handles

Yacht-Quality Finishes: Painted, Anodized

Positive Dogging
Evenly spaced dogging arms (either 3, 4 or 8 per hatch) exert uniform pull on the cover plate. Handle position shows when dogging arms are engaged or loose.

Unlocking
Simply grasp the handle and pull, the shaft slides up into place, and with less than a quarter of a turn the locking mechanism completely disengages. It's a matter of one or two seconds.

Handle Stays Put
The handle is built in - permanently part of the hatch so it's right where you need it every time. Can't get lost.

Hatch Sealed
Hatch and handle fit flush with the deck, the handle in recessed lock position. Say goodbye to lost cover wrenches - the FREEMAN Cast Hatch handle is always there when you need it.

Unique
Developed and manufactured under various patents by FREEMAN MARINE.

Easy Lift
With the locking mechanism disengaged, the hatch is merely resting on the deck ring and can be lifted out with one hand. Closing is just as quick and easy. Optional inside escape handle performs the same easy way with a push and turn from below.

Watertight
Designed to seal to 30-foot intermittent head, the double-sealing gasket actually seals tighter under pressure.

Versatile
Installs in steel, aluminum, wood or fiberglass decks. Complete unit includes aluminum or steel mounting ring for bolting or welding installations.

Reliable
The unique design, fit, finish and adjustability of the dogging mechanism assures smooth, consistent action - no binding or jamming of parts. This hatch, adjusted to proper tensions, can't be over or under tightened by mistake. It operates the same each time.

Low Maintenance
All parts are made of superior materials designed especially for marine and other abusive environments. The hatch and most parts are corrosion resistant aluminum. All other components are stainless steel, acetal or compatible.

  • 2400 Series Round Hatch
  • 2400 Series Oval Hatch
  • 2400 Series Round Hatch
  • 2400 Series Oval Hatch
  • 2400 Series Oval Hatch
  • 2400 Series Oval Hatch
  • 2400 Series Round Hatch
  • 2400 Series Hatch
  • 2400 Series Square Hatch
  • 2400 Series Round Hatch
  • 2400 Series Round Hatch
HATCH SIZING CHARTS


DECK HATCH SEALING METHODS

COMPRESSION SEAL

Compression Seal with Aluminum Deck RingCompression Seal 2400 Series Hatches have easy-to-clean spigots, feature long gasket life, and are economical to purchase. 

Aluminum Deck Rings are intended to be weld installed into aluminum Compression Seal w/Steel Deck Ringdecks and bolt installed into other deck materials. 

Steel Deck Rings are to be weld installed into steel decks only. 

Watertight seal intermittent to 30 foot head, continuous 10 foot head top-loaded pressure (on properly installed and adjusted hatch assemblies). 

Specify any special performance criteria and/or certification requirements at time of order.

 

KNIFE EDGE SEAL

Knife Edge Seal w/Aluminum Deck RingKnife Edge Seal 2400 Series Hatches feature a coaming with drain gutter and an aggressive sealing rim edge. A drain fitting can be installed to minimize water from entering enclosure when hatch is initially opened. 

Aluminum Deck Rings Knife Edge Seal w/Steel Deck Ringare intended to be weld installed into aluminum decks and bolt installed into other deck materials. 

Steel Deck Rings are to be weld installed into steel decks only. 

Specify any special performance criteria and/or certification requirements at time of order.

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