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Dick and Libby Mills

Bud,
Yesterday my hammock broke and I cracked my head on the Nicro fan on the V-berth hatch cover. My head is OK but the 25x25x0.5 inch transparent hatch cover is seriously cracked. I figure it must have been UV fatigued (my head isn't THAT hard )

I want to replace it but I'm not sure whether to buy Plexiglass (cheaper) or Lexan (stronger) and how to guage how thick it should be. It sounds like 0.25 inch Lexan is as strong as 0.5 inch Plexiglass

The covering needs to be able to stand a 200 pound man standing on it, or even falling on it from an overhead hammock.

Do you have a recommendation?
Thanks,
Dick Mills/SV Tarwathie

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