flush hatch mold

Posted by Dennis Rioux on Jun 15, 2004

Anybody out there used the CLC flush hatch kit? In the shop tips it says quite clearly the mold should be made at a 1" smaller radius to account for springback. Imagine my surprise as I started putting together the molds I made using the template from the CLC blueprint and found that the mold for the 16" radius foredeck is actually 16". Grrr. Okay, so should I make a new set at 15"? The deck piece I cut out definitely did "spring back" (though not all the way to flat) and I want to make sure this doesn't happen again after I have glued it to its mate. The rear hatch at 60" radius is nearly flat anyway so this one is not as critical. Thanks for your help.