SW 14: hatch hold down

Posted by Gini on May 16, 2006

Hi all, I've started a S&G Shearwater 14 kit. I noticed that CLC built their hybrid model using what appears to be an internal hold down system for the hatches. I've emailed them to ask them what they did (magnets? bungees?). I thought I'd post here and see if anyone either knows or has thoughts on what would work well with these models. I thought about making fiberglass hatch lips, but I don't want to take the extra time, and the system on this model looks pretty good to me. So if possible, I'd like to stick with these hatch lips and just find a means to hold the hatches from the inside without much if any external hatch hardware. Any thoughts, comments, and/or experience doing that would be appreciated.