hatches leak on capsize

Posted by Mischa on Jun 13, 2005


I built a Chesapeake last summer and only got to take it out once and now itís gotten warm enough and itís time to log some real mileage!

However, last year I realized a problem: when I capsized the boat and affected a self rescue, the hatches leaked significantly. Not sure how much water the hatches took in, but it was enough that it seriously lowered the boat in the water thus effecting the handling, and had to be pumped out when I got ashore.

Any one else have this problem; any remedies?

Thanks again, Mischa