Project for this weekend...changing the front hatch on the 240SD. Currently it opens bow-stern. I find that configuration to be incredibly inconvenient...requiring that you lean over the open hatch to put anchors in and out...stow ropes...etc. The front to rear opening also prevents any meaningful use of the space under the hatch. My thought is to change the setup to a port-starboard opening configuration and hinge a side rather than the back. Caveats...my wife doesn't yet know about the project and I haven't decided to hinge right or left. I will try and document the process with pictures and let you know how it works out.