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Sure It's The Hatch?
Posted by Kurt Maurer on Aug 4, 2005
I used internal bungees on the flush hatches on my latest boat... A strip-built Outer Island. The front hatch performed well, but the rear hatch leaked. I fixed it. And then it leaked some more. I fixed it some more. But it STILL leaked. Finally, I filled the damned compartment half full of water, and guess what? My HULL was leaking!!! When I flipped the boat inverted, the hatch didn't leak a drop.
Might wanna try the experiment. It's a great way to find out what the deal is.
Beats me how I got a pinhole, btw, but it's something I've been hearing about ever since getting into boat building (the OI is my 7th). And yeah, I fixed it. No, really!
In Response to: Re: Leaky hatch - RESULTS by LeeG on Aug 4, 2005