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T-Handle Strongback

The Baier™ T-Handle watertight hatch is a “No Tools Required” Hatch.
This marine hatch Has a Built in T-handle turnbar to open and Close. Unlike our Standard Hex Center bolt Hatch, which uses a separate wrench to operate, this hatch has all parts needed for it operation contained in the hatch and still remains flush to the deck. Standard equipment on many fish boats, tugs, barges, work boats, and other marine vessels and many US Navy and US Coast Guard vessels.
  • Features the Baier™ Patented Strongback system.
  • Adjustable clamping pressure. Infinity adjustable to provide a better watertight seal
  • Built-in Stainless steel T-handle.
  • Newly redesigned T-handle assembly allows more torque to be applied with out damage.
  • Its superiority is in its simplicity – Only two moving part
  • Recessed Handle no snag points for nets or lines
  • Most reliable marine hatch on the market.
  • Low maintenance – Recommended application of marine grade grease to singe zerk fitting every duty cycle.
  • Easily serviceable – Complete set of Spare part available at or from regional Local distributors. (See Dealers list for local distributors near you)
  • Hatch available in Round, Oval and Square
Hatches Available in:
Cast aluminum – Lightweight, Strong and corrosion resistant.
Also see the Quick Acting 4-dog model which will interchange with this hatch

Deck rings available in:
Galvanized mild steel – For welding to steel decks
Cast aluminum – For welding to aluminum decks or bolting to wood or fiberglass
Stainless Steel – For special applications.

Each hatch has an underside escape turning bar for safety. An optional turning wheel is also available.

Never lose the wrench again with the built in T-handle turnbar.

Steel coamings are also available in most common heights.

United States Patent 3,209,663
Canadian Patent 772,905

Please review our Baier™ Hatch Product Matrix