Does anyone have some good advice for how to untwist a hatch? First time build Ches 17LT kit.
I did a dry assembly of my hatches. The frames are centered and square. The rear hatch looks pretty good but the front hatch has a funky twist, possibly due to an uneven wood grain pattern in the lower veneer.
I am thinking about flipping it over (frames down) and resting it on a flat 2x4 parallel to the axis of the hatch to get the lower frame edges resting on a flat plane with the squeeze clamps suspended. I will use a sand bag on top to hold it down in an untwisted position while the glue kicks.
Is there a better way? How much twist can a hatch have before it allows too much water thorugh? Will the hatch tie downs fair it a bit when cinched tight?