Re: ches 17 and leaky hat

Posted by Jim Stalnaker on Jul 29, 2005

Hi, I just read your message about leaky hatches and I thought I'd share a trick that I've used for model airplanes. When the wing is mated to the wing saddle, there often is some variation between the surfaces. To close the gaps, silicone gaskets are the easy way to go. Put a thick bead of silicone down and then put plastic wrap (from the kitchen) over it and then put the wing (hatch) in place and let it set up. After it is set up, the wing (hatch) can be lifted, the plastic wrap discarded and the resulting gasket should be a perfect fit. Hopefully, this would work for a kayak hatch, also. I've been contemplating using this on mine, but as of yet, I haven't tried it. Good luck, Jim

In Response to: ches 17 and leaky hatches by Ray on Jul 29, 2005



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