Re: Flush Hatches

Posted by gwalter on Mar 4, 2007

I did the same on my flush hatches. 1/8" difference in the radius can be compensated for with foam to make it waterproof, but it will stick out like a sore thumb. It is very hard to get the frames exactly right, so I actually made the radius slightly smaller (more curved). Then, when the frame epoxy dried, I cut thin kerfs (cuts) carefully and slowly into the frames where needed. As the kerfs got longer, the frames got weaker and the curve of the hatch got more shallow. When the hatch and deck curve were exactly the same, I put some fiberglass and epoxy across the kerfs to make the frames solid again. Voila, perfectly fitting hatches. g walter

In Response to: Re: Flush Hatches by George K on Mar 3, 2007


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