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Re: watertight hatches cl
Posted by FrankP on Jun 28, 2006
I can certainly answer that for my case. I didn't ever use the hatch supports. I glassed my boat, cut the hatches and put the gasket on them, without a second thought. At the time I had very little spring back in the hatch cover, but over the last year it's gotten gradually flatter and leaks a good deal now. One of these days I'll make some hatch stiffeners and probably switch to an internal bungie system instead of the deck tabs (similar to the AH) that I have now. In the meantime, I get a little water in my boat and suffer the consequences. So far I haven't been paddling in any conditions that I would be concerned about taking on any water so...
In Response to: Re: watertight hatches cl by M Davis on Jun 26, 2006