COCKPIT Floor HATCH

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by drs3317, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. drs3317
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    drs3317 New Member

    Cockpit hatch

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    I'm rebuilding the cockpit floor in a 31' sedan I recently bought. It had been neglected and most of the supports were rotted or missing. I have the support structure all planned and the materials ready for the sole. The total area is 10'x6'. I need to install a hatch in the middle.

    My question. How do I seal the floor around the Hatch which will be 2'x4' ? I have noticed on newer fiberglass boats they use an aluminum channel around the hatch so the water runs aft and then overboard. Using marine plywood I'm not sure.
    Thanks
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    You should be able to build the same system with plywood. Aluminum is easier to make a chanel of than wood.
     
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