Goiot Hatch Mushroom Alternative

Bill Kinney

One of the minor parts that has a finite lifetime on a SM is the Goiot rubber "mushrooms" that hold the portlights open. Eventually they crack and the rubber rots and they just don't work right. Finding them from Goiot at any price is a challenge, and when you find them they are EXPENSIVE.

Here is an alternative.  We were wandering through a chandlery, when Karen spotted these fittings made by SouthCo Marine.  They are designed from latching down the lid of an ice chest or similar item, but work great at holding the portlights open.  If you don't know SouthCo, there are worth putting in your bookmarks.  They manufacture a lot of hardware fittings and bits that are otherwise hard to find.


Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA

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