Builders' Forum Archives
Re: Deck Plates
Posted by Mac on May 3, 2005
Gafrick and Mislav,
For the price of the rectangular plate, I'm wondering if a flush kit from CLC mounted vertically, or some such arrangement could be achieved in okoume.
The reason I bring this up is I added a day hatch to my 19 foot kayak last Fall, made by the Valley Canoe folk. It works wonderfully, but it's made of black plastic and vinyl. I didn't think of the change this addition would make to a wooden boat. Nor did I listen to the subtle hints from those on this forum who tried to warn me.
If I were to add a hatch cover to a flat surface like a bulkhead, I think I'd try out a magnetic arrangement like Tony Calvert's flush hatches - which seem to have worked out very well on his decks.
As usual, only my humble opinion.
In Response to: Re: Deck Plates by Mislav on May 3, 2005