Ive been inspired by chewys locker.
OK. I have looked at lots of hatches. I have an existing lewmar hatch about a 1/3 of the way up the foredeck. SO I toyed with the idea of installing another further forward. However I think they look a bit rubbish and because the boat tapers off towards the bow the hatch would have to be touching the existing hatch or so small i couldnt fit anchor.... SO How about I make my own?
Heres the plan, Mark out on the existing deck, on flat surface, mask up, cut with jigsaw, radius on the corners. As the deck is a sandwich, I then intend to pick out approx 20mm around the cut edges and fill with an epoxy filler to seal the edges. Install a lip under the new hole approx 50mm, made of either ply or fibreglass, glass to underside of deck. Two hinges on front edge and a catch at the other end... Fitted to the bit that I cut out, Create another bulkhead to seal th new locker from existing dry storage, drain hole and voilla!!!
WHat you think?
I havent worked out the exact specifics. But Id appreciate feedback