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Friends, I have a 36 with Lewmar deck hatches. The hinges on most are too stiff and require too much force to open. Unfortunately a previous owner popped the plastic out of several then glued it back in with clear silicone without removing the original caulking. Of course sooner or later they popout again. Cleaning the frame and window and rebedding with GE SCS2000 works just fine' BUT I need to figure out how to adjust the hinges to require less force to open. The hatches have round end pins with a black plastic insert. Do I have to pry out the insert or is there some other location for an adjustment? Will post a photo of the hinges.
After examining the hinge mechanism, I don't think there is an adjustment. It is the type that has multiple stops, just stiff meaning they have had very little use. Normally these wear and cannot remain open on their own.