I HAVE RECENTLY BOUGHT LAZEALONG RL34 AND CURRENTLY CARRYING OUT A RFIT AT MANLY,BRISBANE. THE FRONT HATCH NEEDS A NEW SEAL AND HANDLES AND I CAN NOT SEE A BRAND NAME ON THE VISIBLE PARTS OF THE HATCH,ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE APRECIATED.
If Lazealong was factory finished your front hatch would have been a English made Hatch named "Houdini" you may have to contact them via the internet for spares as I dont know who handles them in Australia now, and I doubt that they are still manufactured.
Recently been in touch with Houdini after some toe rag tried to break into my 28 via the front hatch. I tried to get them to sell me a hatch direct, for about 250 GBP but they refused forwarding my email address to some mob in Sydney who, by memory, wanted something like $800.00! I fixed the hatch.... If you can get a UK retailer to sell you one, even with the shipping it's going to be close to half price.
Thanks Rob ,I have bought a new seal ordered through Whitworths all installed and no leaks.You certainly designed the perfect boat in the RL 34 ,It is a great allrounder. The lift keel is perfect for Moreton Bay. Rex.