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Old 29 December 2017, 04:59   #1
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Waterproof hatches...

Getting a bit cheesed off with the fact that my hatches are not waterproof:

- 2 x rear hatches at transom (battery locker, storage locker)
- Large locker under front suicide seat forward of console.

The lockers let quite a bit of water in and its rather irritating.

Trying to source some quality lockers with at least o-ring seals to keep most of the water out.

Idea folks?

Thx.
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Old 29 December 2017, 05:21   #2
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pictures or dimensions may help
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Old 29 December 2017, 06:50   #3
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Some of the Osculati hatches have rubber seals.

or you could always put drain holes in the lockers instead.
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Old 29 December 2017, 14:26   #4
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Hijacking this thread slightly but... How much would people expect a deck fitting Lewmar hatch like THIS to leak? I've never had one on a RIB but the ones fitting as yacht deck hatches have always been pretty watertight.
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Some of the Osculati hatches have rubber seals.

or you could always put drain holes in the lockers instead.
Good pointer...thanks. Will check dimensions of openings on boat when am next down with it.

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Old 29 December 2017, 16:01   #6
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Hijacking this thread slightly but... How much would people expect a deck fitting Lewmar hatch like THIS to leak? I've never had one on a RIB but the ones fitting as yacht deck hatches have always been pretty watertight.
Shouldn't leak at all.

Either its been forced open or bent back on its hinges and now isn't straight, or the frame isn't properly sealed to the deck.

I've got one of these on my boat and it always leaked a little until I took it off and refitted it paying close attention to sealing the frame to the deck correctly.
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Hijacking this thread slightly but... How much would people expect a deck fitting Lewmar hatch like THIS to leak? I've never had one on a RIB but the ones fitting as yacht deck hatches have always been pretty watertight.
I have one on my "cabin" facing into the action. It hasn't passed a drop of water in four seasons...
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Old 29 December 2017, 16:50   #8
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Getting a bit cheesed off with the fact that my hatches are not waterproof:

- 2 x rear hatches at transom (battery locker, storage locker)
- Large locker under front suicide seat forward of console.

The lockers let quite a bit of water in and its rather irritating.

Trying to source some quality lockers with at least o-ring seals to keep most of the water out.

Idea folks?

Thx.
Bomar do access hatches with O-ring seals

Deck Plates & Inspection Hatches - Bomar - Jim Black - Seaworld - for example.

Sometimes it's the frame that isn't square / flat that causes the hatch to leak.
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Old 29 December 2017, 18:18   #9
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I have one on my "cabin" facing into the action. It hasn't passed a drop of water in four seasons...
Yeah, that's my previous experience. Guess they shouldn't look like this after 2 weeks of rainfall then...




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Are you sure it is the hatch that is letting the water in?
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