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Old 15 August 2011, 07:14   #1
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After a couple of years having water leaking into the anchor locker, I decided to have a looky see what the problem was. After removing the 8 s/steel screws the whole hatch lid & frame came out of the hole in the deck with the easiest of tugs. The bead of sealant was virtually non-existent & not continuous around the frame. The holes for the screws were not sealed & the icing on the cake was the raw edge of the hole, exposing the ply wood under the GRP. The ply was water logged & showing signs of delaminating. After a couple of weeks of drying out, I've now sealed the cut edges of ply with a good dose of West Epoxy & sealed & refitted the hatch. I had a Bailey hatch fitted in the deck at the stern for my through hull transducer, that has now had the same treatment. You can see from the photos, they made a cracking job of cutting the hole in the deck

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ee lad, tha can't educate pork
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Old 15 August 2011, 09:55   #2
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Good job you didn't leave it for another couple of years P.D. It'd bloody annoying when just for the sake of putting a bit of sikaflex down where it should be, I think its a case of if you can't see it it doesn't matter.

I'm going out to get a tube of sikaflex myself, I undid the bung on my rib and a builders bucket full of water came out." Rain water at that". I took out the screws holding the bench seat down and only six out of twenty screws had sealant on them. Argggh
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Old 15 August 2011, 10:17   #3
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Old 15 August 2011, 10:33   #4
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You really should keep your rib in the garage.....
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You can see from the photos, they made a cracking job of cutting the hole in the deck
You have no idea how long he had to practice to get a line that straight!
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Old 15 August 2011, 11:04   #6
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Good job you didn't leave it for another couple of years P.D. It'd bloody annoying when just for the sake of putting a bit of sikaflex down where it should be, I think its a case of if you can't see it it doesn't matter.

I'm going out to get a tube of sikaflex myself, I undid the bung on my rib and a builders bucket full of water came out." Rain water at that". I took out the screws holding the bench seat down and only six out of twenty screws had sealant on them. Argggh
Kerny, you should be kicking off with that, it's not even been in the water!!
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Old 15 August 2011, 11:05   #7
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This was a Ribcraft fitment? Not an add on after delivery?
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Kerny, you should be kicking off with that, it's not even been in the water!!
92 mile round trip, I might as well do it myself. But yes your right.
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You really should keep your rib in the garage.....
Ouch!! that hurt
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Old 15 August 2011, 11:49   #10
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Ouch!! that hurt
sorry...but back on subject, the MAIB a report on a incident about screws and not using proper glue to secure seats to the boat causing accident...

I would at least verbally give them hassle, trading standards etc...

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