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Old 21-09-2016, 13:16   #31
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Re: Polyiso almost killed me

Originally Posted by donradcliffe View Post
I came close in Sri Lanka--crawled into a cockpit locker to do some work, and the hatch fell and latched me in on a really hot day. The space was about 6 ft long, 3 ft wide and 14 inches high. Lost my voice calling for help, but finally felt an abalone iron I could use to pry and break the latch.
I heard about one like that years ago. Ever since I've rigged the hatches with the hash on the cockpit side and the staple on the hatch. That way it can't latch if it slams on you.

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Old 21-09-2016, 14:31   #32
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Re: Polyiso almost killed me

It seems boats are the only vessel (here in the USA) that one can enter w/o a "confined space entry permit". I completely understand I did a complete hydraulic installation, rudder repair, large exhaust (3") installation, Wind vane mounts & whale pump installation all thru a small hole into the transom. Talk about cramps!*%#@***
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