Re: Shearwater Hybrid Hat

Posted by Darryl on Aug 19, 2006

Bob, DO NOT SAND OR PLAN. You need the height to drain the water off to the sides. I completed my Shearwater in the Spring. I also didn't like the stubborn hatches and I resolved it by a trip to H.D. Hatches flush & good seal for 4 months now. (previous post)

I, like a few others have had a problem with getting the hatches flush with the supplied foam gasket. The gasket thickness and width sits on top of the hatch rim (per drawing pg. 28). My internal bungees just weren't going to pull the hatch flush. Even 40Lbs of weight wasn't enough. What worked for me is Frost King Rubber Foam Weatherseal 3/4"W-5/16"T. The thickness is slightly less than what is provided & if you cut the width down to 1/2" or so it is a perfect fit after some compression. Time to put the legs on and give this table a try!

In Response to: Shearwater Hybrid Hatches by Bob Lippold on Aug 19, 2006


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