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Old 14-10-2014, 00:59   #1
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Quick fix hatches.

Hello I have two Atkins Hoyle side port style hatches and a Bomar deck style hatch that, after having the boat on the hard for two years, have started to leak from around the gaskets. Any quick fixes while I wait for replacement gaskets so things don't get soaked in the meantime? Is there something I can make a temporary gasket from?


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Re: Quick fix hatches.

A redneck window! Plastic sheet and masking tape around the outside.
Just think the redgreen show.
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I don't think that will work while sailing to windward in 20 knots...


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Re: Quick fix hatches.

Use duct tape.
So, it's not on the hard anymore?
Pack in plumbers putty around the edges.
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That's what I'm talking about! I try to keep my redneck roots hidden.


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Hello I have two Atkins Hoyle side port style hatches and a Bomar deck style hatch that, after having the boat on the hard for two years, have started to leak from around the gaskets. Any quick fixes while I wait for replacement gaskets so things don't get soaked in the meantime? Is there something I can make a temporary gasket from?


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I recently repaired my deck hatch gasket with a visit to my friends auto body shop. He let me have 8' of the soft rubber trunk gasket/weatherstrip and some Loctite super yellow adhesive.

As good or better than new.
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Re: Quick fix hatches.

My Islander has a nice lip that was molded into the deck to work with, so I went with this style. If yours doesn't have a lip to work with, there are about 30 other shapes that would work well.
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My Islander has a nice lip that was molded into the deck to work with, so I went with this style. If yours doesn't have a lip to work with, there are about 30 other shapes that would work well.
Suhweeeet lookin' hatch snipe !
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Couldn't make that hatch work on the islander.......lol
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Re: Quick fix hatches.

In a pinch, you can put some say, clear plastic packing tape on both the hatch or port & also on the frame. Or if something thinner & more flexible is needed, there are other options, like Saran Wrap.

Then squirt some of your favorite bedding compound (preferably something with a high tinsel strength, like 5200) in a tube onto one side or the other. Then close the hatch/port with the appropriate amount of pressure, ensuring that it's not pressed down so tightly that all of the sealant gets squeezed out.
And if necessary, securing it in place lightly with duct tape or similar until your new "gasget" cures.

Once it's cured, you can take a sharp knife, & trim it to your liking.
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Re: Quick fix hatches.

On the other hand, unbusted 67 could go to a gasket material shop and match the types and buy enough to see himself sealed for a long time!

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Couldn't make that hatch work on the islander.......lol
I have seen some pretty snazzy billiard tables and sofas made with Mustang bodies!

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On the other hand, unbusted 67 could go to a gasket material shop and match the types and buy enough to see himself sealed for a long time!

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That's the thing! Where are these gasket shops of which you speak?


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I replaced my hatch gaskets this year, they had what I needed, at a fair price, and shipped and recieved with in 3 days of order.

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Re: Quick fix hatches.

Quickest cheapest, cleanest?

Go to any bigbox hardware store and buy 1" wide 1/4" thick white foam weatherstriping gasket. 25' rolls, self-adhesive on one side. All sorts of dimesions available and it is closed cell foam, maybe $5-7 for a roll.

Add a strip over the area of the old gasket, press the hatch down real hard & secure it. Should even work after the hatch has been used a number of times.
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