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Re: watertightness of hat
Posted by LeeG on Sep 21, 2006
A little leakiness is acceptable, a few drips will accumulate a few cups over a day of waves. A dripping stream will accumulate a few cups during rescue practice. I wouldn't expect to see a dripping stream for an acceptable leak, just drip, drip, drip.
Don't do anything different until you actually get it in the water, turn the hull over and lay on the top, etc.
Do the ends of the hatch tape meet with a tight seal? Any gap will leak.
In Response to: watertightness of hatches by Monterey Matt on Sep 20, 2006